Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » G »

goto fail

An Apple iOS and OS x Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software vulnerability that allows a malicious user or hacker to intercept and alter communications including email and login credentials. The vulnerability allows anyone with a certificate signed by a "trusted CA" to do a man-in-the-middle attack and  intercept communication between the user's Apple hardware and the intended recipient or website.

Apple Security Patches

Apple released a patch for devices including the iPhone (4 and later), iPod touch (5th generation) and the iPad (2nd generation). The SSL vulnerability has also been patched for OS X Mavericks. Websites, including this goto fail test site will check if your system is vulnerable if you visit the URL using the Safari browser.

A Simple Programming Error?

As reported on Wired, the iOS 7 bug is the result of a simple programming error  where two "goto fail" lines appear, one after the other. The second function is a duplicate entry (a typo) that diverts the program’s execution past a critical authentication check.

29 Free Android Apps for Cash-Strapped Students

From wacky alarm clocks to lecture hall tools and after class entertainment, these Android apps are a good fit for a student's life and budget. Read More »

Sharing Threat Intelligence

A growing number of startups make the sharing of threat intelligence a key part of their solutions. Read More »

Smiley Faces and Symbols

A text smiley face is used to convey a facial expression or emotion in texting and online chat conversations. This Webopedia guide shows you how... Read More »

The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »

Network Fundamentals Study Guide

Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

This Webopedia  study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »