OS X Yosemite still open to Rootpipe backdoor, warns ex-NSA bod

Shaun Nichols reports:

Apple’s attempt to fix a serious security weakness in OS X has fallen short, leaving users still vulnerable to malware hijacking their Macs, it is claimed.

Patrick Wardle, director of research at Synack, reckons Cupertino has not been able to kill off the so-called “Rootpipe” backdoor that was supposed to be eradicated in last week’s OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update. Apple has refused to address the vulnerability in older versions of OS X, such as version 10.9.x.

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