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MacBytes
Jan 13, 2005, 10:29 AM
Category: Tunes
Link: Apple fixes flaw with iTunes update (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050113112924)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

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24C
Jan 13, 2005, 10:44 AM
CNET quote "Apple has faced fewer security issues than Microsoft, with its prevalent Windows operating system. Still, Apple has garnered some attention from hackers......Last August, a Norwegian hacker published the Apple AirPort Express public key, which Apple uses for encrypting music transmitted from iTunes to wireless base stations."

Yeah like last August was when? :-)

I suppose if you post notes on updates crediting folks for finding possible issues then likely CNET bangs it on the web....yawn

munkle
Jan 13, 2005, 11:01 AM
And I just thought the iTunes update was for the iPod Shuffle!

Nermal
Jan 13, 2005, 02:14 PM
I don't understand this bit:

Last August, a Norwegian hacker published the Apple AirPort Express public key, which Apple uses for encrypting music transmitted from iTunes to wireless base stations.

They say it like it's a bad thing. Yet if it's a 'public' key, then what's wrong with this? :confused:

nagromme
Jan 13, 2005, 03:36 PM
"Public key" is a technical encryption term. Two keys, one public, one private... it's a whole key thing.

I suppose what the guy did could let unauthorized people listen to your AirTunes? I won't lose sleep over that compared to having my PC hijacked to send spam :)