dcsimg
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.










LATEST ARTICLES
Texting & Chat Abbreviations

From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »

List of Well-Known TCP Port Numbers

Port numbers 0 to 1024 are reserved for privileged services and designated as well-known ports. This list of port numbers  are specified in... Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
Computer Architecture Study Guide

Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. 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 »

The Five Generations of Computers

Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that we use... Read More »