iDisk browser hole

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Apple Software
    Link: iDisk browser hole
    Description:: iDisk content is not as secure as you think when accessing through a browser.

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  2. macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    All one has to do is make it password protected.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    Actually, the article indicates that won't help.

    The problem is that if you use iDisc on a machine others have access to, iDisk doesn't have a logout function and anyone using the computer after you coudl find your iDisk in the history and would have full access to it.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Oct 30, 2002
    San Diego, CA
    However, several users have noted that the "fix" for this problem is to just quit the browser after you finish with the iDisk. This will apparently log you out and to regain access you need the password.
  5. macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    In more news, if I log onto my bank account in a coffee shop and walk away from my laptop, someone could get into my account....
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2004
    on the sofa
    We have the same issue at my university when browsing to password protected university web pages. This warning applies to Mac, PCs, linux and others One is supposed to log out after visiting.

    "Private Browsing" should address this issue on the Mac. Is there an equivalent feature on the PC side?

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