iDisk browser hole

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  1. macrumors bot

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

    Posted on MacBytes.com
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  2. macrumors P6

    Peace

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    All one has to do is make it password protected.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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.
     
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    gauchogolfer

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    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

    Passante

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    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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