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FaceTime for Apple Mac: Beta Is Full of Security Issues

Apple have recently announced FaceTime for the Apple Mac, and with it has come a few problems, especially ones that allow users to make changes to their iTunes account without the need to enter a secure password to do so.

The vulnerability was discovered in a Macworld Germany post, that stated once the application was installed, the corresponding iTunes account would be open to a free password change without the need for entering an old password first. Schoolboy error Apple, schoolboy error.

Although this is a beta, and things like this happen you would have though that this kind of flaw would have been discovered and patched in previous versions. Surely rule number one when developing a program like this would to make it secure. Unfortunatly, it just looks like this was overlooked.

Whats more, if a computer is logged into FaceTime, account settings will display all of the user’s associated data such as birthday, security question and get this — the answer to the security question.

This also means that if a user was to log out of the program, another person could easily log in to the account that had been on last (because the password is cached) and take a look at all the sensitive information from there.

Is there anymore security issues that Apple should know about FaceTime?

Source: The Register

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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