Apple fixes flaw with iTunes update

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  1. macrumors bot

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    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
     
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    munkle

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    And I just thought the iTunes update was for the iPod Shuffle!
     
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    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

    nagromme

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    "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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