Bug Hunt: Apple Zaps FaceTime Beta Access Flaw

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Yesterday, we reported that the new FaceTime for Mac beta debuted with a nasty security flaw in place: once logged into FaceTime, a user could change the account password without knowing the old password.  At the time, we noted that this flaw was problematic but not horrendous, and was probably the result of Apple rushing the beta out the door.

To its credit, Apple jumped on the issue toot sweet, patching the flaw in a way that didn't require users to download a new copy of the FaceTime beta.  Now let's see how quickly "newer and blue-er Meanies" (to quote the Beatles' YELLOW SUBMARINE ) crop up…

[Via The Mac Observer]

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