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Major Security Flaws in Mac OS X Lion - Softpedia

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Major Security Flaws in Mac OS X Lion...

 

In the attempt to make security as tight as possible, it seems as Mac OS X Lion developers forgot to secure the most basic things. Hashes can be easily obtained and the current user password can be modified without a problem, as no authentication is required.

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New Mac Backdoor Found in the Wild - Softpedia

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Security researchers warn of a newly identified Mac backdoor that was found in a malicious archive uploaded anonymously to Virus Total last month.

The Virus Total archive is called "PortalCurrent events-2009 July 5.rar" suggesting that it's a local copy of the Wikipedia July 5, 2009, current events page.

The archive has clearly been modified because the folder includes photos from events on June 15th 2011 as well as two executable files, one for Windows and one for Mac.
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