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Author Topic: iOS (and OS X) security bug  (Read 1532 times)

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iOS (and OS X) security bug
« on: 22 Feb 2014, 15:36 »

How simple a bug can be!  And with what severe effects!

https://www.imperialviolet.org/2014/02/22/applebug.html
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Re: iOS (and OS X) security bug
« Reply #1 on: 22 Feb 2014, 17:46 »

This is why you always add brackets to single-line if-statements. Because then you don't make these kinds of mistakes.

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Re: iOS (and OS X) security bug
« Reply #2 on: 23 Feb 2014, 02:08 »

This is why you always add brackets to single-line if-statements.
I was surprised to find that single line if statements were a thing. I found them hugely destroying the flow.

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Re: iOS (and OS X) security bug
« Reply #3 on: 05 Mar 2014, 05:36 »

And now, in GNU!

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/03/critical-crypto-bug-leaves-linux-hundreds-of-apps-open-to-eavesdropping/

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The coding error, which may have been present in the code since 2005,
causes critical verification checks to be terminated,
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It's significant that no one managed to notice such glaring errors,
particularly since they were contained in code that anyone can review.

I'm not saying open source is a bad thing, but it certainly isn't looking effective either!
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