Sigh. There Goes Apple’s Reputation for Security

Know anyone who runs in the administrative account of a PC? Lots. Well, if they are running MacOS X 10.7 they are as good as dead. A stranger can change their password, locking them out and gaining administrative access. No kidding. Amazing. Even if the user is not running with a high privilege a stranger can still get the hashed password and crack it or change it.

I wonder how long it will take Apple to patch that one? I am sure there is a story in there about not changing what works but Apple changed how authentication works and it’s all falling apart.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Sigh. There Goes Apple’s Reputation for Security

  1. Danielh says:

    D-G, are you kidding? Apple never had a reputation for security, its 100% marketing and it has been refuted, disproven and discussed since day one.

    Linux on the other hand has excellent track record when it comes to security and its reputation comes from experiences people has of it, not from what hordes of AstroTurfers and paid journalists say.

  2. GNU/Linux has a reputation for low cost, reliability and performance. That reputation was the only reason I ever tried it. I found the reputation deserved.

  3. D-G says:

    Well, Apple at least has a reputation it CAN lose. Linux has no such thing. Besides, Apple will continue to amass money and live happily ever after, even after your eye-opening report.

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