Apple fixes flaw with iTunes update

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. 24C
    macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2004
    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
  3. macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    And I just thought the iTunes update was for the iPod Shuffle!
  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    I don't understand this bit:

    They say it like it's a bad thing. Yet if it's a 'public' key, then what's wrong with this? :confused:
  5. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    "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 :)

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