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Hype Around the Mysterious ‘Badlock’ Bug Raises Criticism

Written by Randy on . Posted in Apple, Internet, Microsoft, Randy's Blog, Safety, Security, Tech Tip

Wondering about Padlock?  You should!  It’s touted as a “Serious Flaw” in SMB variations of which are used in Linux, Windows and yes even Mac.  What does the flaw exactly do?  We don’t know that yet.  But the company that discovered the flaw has also been writing the effected code for the last decade.  So the question is…  Are they just finding one of their own mistakes now and using it as a marketing tool to draw more business.  Either way, we won’t know until the details are released on April 12th.  No word on wether or not software manufactures will have the patch available by then though.  Read more on Wired Below.
A web site and logo created to draw attention to the mysterious bug is instead drawing criticism for the people who discovered the flaw.
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