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FaceTime security flaw fixed


Our own Dave Caolo suggested FaceTime's widely publicized security flaw would be easily fixed, and it turns out he was right. Initially, FaceTime allowed users with physical access to a machine to edit a user's information without first having to enter a password. According to Cocoa Touch Apps, Apple's already patched this hole with a server-side workaround. I verified this myself: instead of giving anyone and everyone in front of your Mac access to your Apple-related info, clicking "View Account" in FaceTime now does... precisely nothing. It just kicks you back to the account preferences tab.

It's a somewhat silly workaround, and it's likely a temporary one until Apple releases a FaceTime update. Meanwhile, it's good to see that Apple took this problem seriously enough to issue a quick fix for its still-in-beta software.

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