OS X vulnerability "Rootpipe" still present

Discussion in 'Mac OS X' started by Rafagon, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Rafagon

    Rafagon Genius

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    "Rootpipe", a grave vulnerability in Apple's OS X operating system that is said to have existed since 2011, was previously believed fixed. Embarrassingly for Apple, this is not the case, according to former NSA staffer Patrick Wardle.

    This vulnerability allows an attacker to gain full control of a target's Mac without requiring any authentication.

    Mr. Wardle, according to the linked article, has handed over all his findings on the flaw. The ball is now in Apple's court: keep showering celebrities with expensive gifts, or get a decent quality control department in place?
    #1 Rafagon, Apr 21, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015
  2. Europa

    Europa Moderator
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    You're really on a roll with the hyperlinks. Even "Mac" has one!
  3. Napoleon PhoneApart

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