Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Oct 2017 19:26 UTC
Mac OS X

Reported by Matheus Mariano, a Brazilian software developer, a programming error was discovered in Appleā€™s most recent operating system, High Sierra, that exposed passwords of encrypted volumes as password hints. A serious bug that quickly made the headlines in technology websites everywhere.

Apple was prompt to provide macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update to customers via the App Store, and ensured that every distribution of High Sierra in their servers included this update.

I decided to apply a binary diffing technique to the update to learn more about the root cause of this bug and hypothesize about how the defect could have been prevented.

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RE: Not an Apple only problem
by Sidux on Fri 13th Oct 2017 08:47 UTC in reply to "Not an Apple only problem"
Sidux
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Testing can be done separately as long as it's part of the same development team.
Same with provisioning the environment and data-sets.
The amount of technology that most software is build upon today makes it very hard to implement any other way.

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