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Any Mac With A Firewire Port Running OS X Lion Can Be Hacked Within Minutes [Report]

Any Mac With A Firewire Port Running OS X Lion Can Be Hacked Within Minutes [Report]

OS X Lion is being hailed by many as the most secure operating system yet, not just from Apple, but in total. In particular, its FileVault encryption rewrite is being widely hailed as one of the most secure, low-overhead ways yet to keep your data safe.

But behind all the talk, there’s a huge security hole in OS X Lion that has been present at least since Snow Leopard. Any Mac with a Firewire port is vulnerable to it, and it’s so easy to exploit that any hacker with physical access to your computer can get your password within minutes.

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