FaceTime for Mac Beta Has Security Flaw?

“The number one request we’ve gotten,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday, “is can we please do FaceTime calling with these devices and the Mac?” Yesterday at the tech giant’s “Back to Mac” event, Steve Jobs answered the request of many by announcing the expansion of the FaceTime application for Mac OS X. “I …   Read More

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“The number one request we’ve gotten,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday, “is can we please do FaceTime calling with these devices and the Mac?” Yesterday at the tech giant’s “Back to Mac” event, Steve Jobs answered the request of many by announcing the expansion of the FaceTime application for Mac OS X.

“I think people are going to like this based on the requests we’ve gotten,” Jobs concluded.

What a difference a day makes.

Although there are many folks who are already enjoying FaceTime on their Mac, what’s being called a “substantial security threat” has now been reported.

It turns out that FaceTime for Mac beta makes it possible for users to change their iTunes password without first re-entering their current password.

Of course, the new password would still require the identical criteria of an iTunes password (at least 8 characters, a number, etc.), but anyone who has access to your computer could change your password without much of a challenge.

Until Apple corrects the situation as FaceTime for Mac leaves the beta phase, FaceTime for Mac users are encouraged by some to exercise caution with regard to allowing others to access to their computers which run FaceTime.

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