Posted by: macintoshsisters | February 29, 2008

Mac OS X flaw reveals passwords

A San Francisco-based programmer and Apple fan has uncovered a rather serious flaw in OS X which can allow a cracker to grab a plain-text copy of the password for the currently logged in account.

Apple has confirmed the bug, although is downplaying the severity due to the requirement for physical access to the machine – so far, no-one has discovered a way to exploit the bug remotely. Despite this, discoverer Jacob Applebaum – and isn’t that an ironic name – describes the issue as a “real problem and it needs to be fixed.”

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