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Apple Reportedly Strengthened its Security System in OS X Mavericks Against NSA
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Apple Reportedly Strengthened its Security System in OS X Mavericks Against NSA

Oct 23 2013, 11:55pm CDT | by

A PhD student from Stanford University reveals that OS X Mavericks has been provided with a fix of such a bug which can be exploited by NSA in order to get access to the contact list of the user

According to Huffington Post, OS X Mavericks, Apple’s latest operating system, is capable of a great ability of providing protection to the users from the National Security Agency (NSA).Jonathan...

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Apple Reportedly Strengthened its Security System in OS X Mavericks Against NSA

Oct 23 2013, 11:55pm CDT | by

Apple Reportedly Strengthened its Security System in OS X Mavericks Against NSA Apple has fixed the security issue in the latest OS X Mavericks

A PhD student from Stanford University reveals that OS X Mavericks has been provided with a fix of such a bug which can be exploited by NSA in order to get access to the contact list of the user

According to Huffington Post, OS X Mavericks, Apple’s latest operating system, is capable of a great ability of providing protection to the users from the National Security Agency (NSA).

Jonathan Mayer, a PhD student of the department of Computer Science from Stanford University, finds an alternation in the new operating system, related to the process of synchronization between Apple Contacts and Google accounts. He says that address book update in the latest operating system is now transmitted only in the process of encryption. He also states that some users’ information may have left to NSA due to the fix of security issue.

“The speculation seems to be that this is one of the ways in which the NSA was able to collect Google address book information,” said Mayer. “Certainly to the extent the NSA was doing simple keyword searches on the content of unencrypted Web traffic.”

According to Mayer, the latest OS X Mavericks has been released with a fix to “an even nastier form of vulnerability, where it appears contacts were also sent an authentication token to Google plain text.” The fix will prevent NSA or any intruder to achieve access to the user’s contact list.

With the latest fix, the tech giant is looking to rebuild its reputation of providing strong security system to the customers. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ehsanul Haque Kanan is covering consumer electronics with passion. He is especially an avid follower of all things Apple.

 

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