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

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Don’t trust that dial server certificate

forum borstvergroting 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.”

размера на члена според възрастта 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.

se puede agrandar el pené 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.

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.

Read More by Chris Williams

Apple updates Mountain Lion, fixes Mail, Wi-Fi bugs

OS X 10.8.5 makes Mail messages reappear, doubles 802.11ac transfers

If you’ve been having problems with Apple’s Mail app on your Mac running OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion, Cupertinian engineers have felt your pain and now offer a fix: an OS X 10.8.5 update.

The update, released on Thursday, not only fixes the bug that prevented some Mail messages from appearing, but also fixes the pesky bug that strangled Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) file transfers over 802.11ac – thuoc no nguc big 1 Ars Technica reports that after installing the update, the 2013 MacBook Air now enjoys speeds of such transfers more than double what they were before.

Read More by Rik Myslewski,

Yahoo! webmail! hijacks! are! back!…

Didn’t! they! fix! that?!

Yahoo! has blamed cross-site scripting security bugs, which it claims to have squashed, for a recent upsurge in webmail account takeovers.

Over the last few days several Reg readers have been in touch to complain that their Yahoo! webmail accounts have been hijacked or to point us towards complaints on various support forums about the issue.

Read the Full Article By John Leyden

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