Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Developer Reveals Mac Security Hole Without Telling Apple

Personally, I think this is a dick move. I can understand going public if you've alerted the company ahead of time and they still didn't fix the flaw but that isn't the case here.

He recently posted details of an OS X exploit, "tpwn," that lets intruders get root-level access to your Mac (even if it's running the recent 10.10.5 update) without even telling Apple, let alone waiting for a patch. It's now a race between the Cupertino crew and malware writers to make use of the discovery.