Apple promises SSL snooping fix for Mac OS X 10.9 users ‘very soon’

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omisegod omisego conf Apple has admitted a bug in Mac OS X 10.9.1 could allow hackers to intercept and decrypt SSL-encrypted connections – and has vowed to release a fix “very soon.”

where to trade bitcoin gold god Sensitive information, such as bank card numbers and account passwords, sent over HTTPS and other SSL-protected channels from vulnerable Mac computers could easily end up in the hands of snoopers as a result of this security hole.

ethereum classic 100 000 dollars The Cupertino giant issued updates for versions 7 and 6 of its mobile operating system iOS on Friday to address the same flaw in iPhones, iPads and iPods.

siacoin store wallet But it quickly became apparent that the vulnerability also exists in desktop and laptop computers running Mac OS X Mavericks, the latest public release of Apple’s desktop OS.

The security hole was created by a trivial programming cock-up, which causes Apple’s SSL/TLS library to skip over vital verification checks of a server’s authenticity when establishing a connection.

A malicious router, Wi-Fi access point or other man-in-the-middle system could exploit this to silently masquerade as a legit website or online service, and thus intercept, read and tamper with the private contents of a victim’s supposedly secure connection.

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