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Report: FaceTime Beta Has a Security Flaw

Maybe you want to wait before rushing to try out that FaceTime Beta that is now available for Macs. MacNotes.de is reporting that there is a security flaw that leaves a user’s Apple ID and password exposed as well as all of the account settings.

Once you’ve logged into FaceTime you can have a look at all the account settings of the used Apple ID. Username, ID, place and birth date are shown as well as the security question and the answer to it – in plain text, without another password request.

Perhaps that gives a new definition to the term “beta.” I’m sure we’ll hear more about this sooner rather than later.

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One Comment

  1. tivoboy

    10/21/2010 at 2:48 pm

    While this is not good, I don’t think that the password is exposed. On my machine it’s still all ***

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