“They focused on Apple’s use of so-called zero-configuration technologies,” Fox-Brewster reports. “These combine the likes of Bluetooth, Airdrop, Bonjour and other wireless systems to quickly pair, and therefore trust, devices on the same network as a user’s iPhone or Mac. For instance, this allows a Mac to quickly sync with an iPhone or a printer.”
Fox-Brewster reports, “For at least the last year, though, the researchers have known there are not enough authentication processes to prevent a hacker from deploying malicious software that pretends to be one of those legitimate devices and thereby steal data.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Excellent find! Every one of these discoveries eventually makes Apple’s operating systems even more secure.