iTunes Security Flaw allowed Hacking for 3+ Years

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  1. Quietlyawesome94
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/8912714/Apple-iTunes-flaw-allowed-government-spying-for-3-years.html
     
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    I always hated Itunes..I still have to use it for my ipod but I always hated it lol.
     
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    You don't have to use it.

    Figures, Apple is bad at everything else, why should security be any different?
     
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    Copytrans, manager.
     
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    Itunes or not the government can always get into your PC
     
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    Reporter Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Challenge accepted.

    *Pulls Ze Magic Internet Cable out, starts using a USB stick to copy data over from "clean" computers onto the "Le Dirty" one.*

    Hack-proof, baby.
     
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    Plug out the internet cable. Done
     
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    Uhoh.......

    Great job Apple.
    Yet another failure.
     
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    what if apple allowed this sneeky government
     
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    Sounds similar to evilgrade, iTunes was not the only software with this flaw, there was a whole list - most patched the problem quickly, usually through signing updates and using encrypted connections for update checks/downloading, obviously it seems Apple didn't bother.

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    lol, i hope you seriously don't think that makes you hack proof? It may hinder online attacks, but it certainly won't stop physical access or programs that can transfer their payload from your "clean" computer to your USB drive.
     

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