Swedish hacker finds ‘serious’ vulnerability in OS X Yosemite

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A white-hat hacker from Sweden says he’s found a serious security hole in Apple’s Yosemite OS X that could allow an attacker to take control of your computer.

Emil Kvarnhammar, a hacker at Swedish security firm Truesec, calls the vulnerability “rootpipe” and has explained how he found it and how you can protect against it.

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It’s a so-called privilege escalation vulnerability, which means that even without a password an attacker could gain the highest level of access on a machine, known as root access.
Source:http://www.itnews.com/security/85474/swedish-hacker-finds-serious-vulnerability-os-x-yosemite#sthash.X6o3CjfO.dpuf

 

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