Also Safari, Twitter, Calendar, iBooks, FaceTime, Keynote and Software Update.
FORTUNE -- Ashkan Soltani, an independent computer security expert best known for analyzing Edward Snowden's NSA leaks for the Washington Post, has published a list of applications running Mac OS X 10.9 that he says are vulnerable to the same security hole Apple (AAPL) patched in its mobile operating system on Friday.
They include apps used by millions of Mac users every day: Mail, Safari and Calendar.
The bug, a single wayward "goto fail" command in Apple's SecureTansport protocol, is a newer problem for the Mac than for the iPhone. It's been lurking in the shadows of iOS since September 2012. According to ImperialViolet's Adam Langley, who isolated the bug on Saturday, it showed up in the Mac with the release of OS X Mavericks three months ago.
"We are aware of this issue," an Apple spokeswoman told Fortune, "and already have a software fix that will be released very soon."
Meanwhile, some experts were surprised that Apple would reveal the existence of the problem in iOS while OS X was still open to attack.
"Come the hell on, Apple," wrote Kristin Paget, a self-identified "princess hacker" who left Apple last month to shore up security at Tesla Motors (TSLA). "You just dropped an ugly 0day on us and then went home for the weekend – goto fail indeed." [0day = zero-day computer attack].
Paget is famous both for a 2010 stunt in which she intercepted AT&T (T) phone calls at a hacker conference using a fake cell tower built with $1,500 worth of spare parts, and for changing her name (and sexual self-identfication) in 2011 from Chris to Kristin. As it happens, she joined Apple in Sept. 2012, when the bug appeared in iOS 6.0, and left in January 2014, a few weeks before it was patched.
Did U.S. government spies create the security hole that Apple patched last week?
FORTUNE -- You don't have to put on a tin hat to find the timing of the "Apple" entry in the attached Powerpoint slide suspicious, although a tin hat probably helps.
The slide, marked TOP SECRET, was one of the first documents leaked to The Guardian and the Washington Post by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden last June. It lays out MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 23, 2014 9:14 AM ET
CEO talks to ABC about what he can and can't say about Apple and the NSA.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook got serious at the 2:20 mark in the attached 4-minute YouTube video.
ABC News' David Muir had finally stopped peppering Apple's (AAPL) CEO with questions about the company's next big thing and brought the subject around to the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance program.
A top-secret powerpoint slide leaked last June suggested that an NSA program MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 25, 2014 6:54 AM ET
An iPhone backdoor was just one of 50 items in the NSA's catalog of covert cyber tricks.
FORTUNE -- If it weren't for the Apple (AAPL) angle, I'm not sure I would have watched the entire YouTube video Jacob Appelbaum posted Monday of his hour-long lecture at a hackers conference in Hamburg last weekend.
I'm glad I did, although I'm still not sure what to make of it.
Applebaum is a private security MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 31, 2013 5:23 PM ET
It was a bad year for the National Security Agency thanks to Edward Snowden.
By Catherine Dunn
FORTUNE -- 2013 will be remembered as the year Edward Snowden changed everything we know about the scope of U.S. surveillance practices. The former National Security Agency contractor leaked classified documents to The Guardian and the Washington Post before fleeing the country first for Hong Kong and then Russia.
By now the revelations MOREDec 27, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Singapore makes the most device requests per capita, the U.S leads in account requests.
FORTUNE -- Google (GOOG) may be complaining the loudest (and in the foulest language) about the National Security Agency's domestic spying activities, but it's Apple (AAPL) that provided the most data -- in the form of two large and surprisingly revealing spreadsheets (see below).
One shows the number of device information requests made to Apple by police around MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 7, 2013 6:49 AM ET
The first quantum key distribution network in the United States promises un-hackable data security.
By Clay Dillow
FORTUNE -- As revelations about the depth and breadth of the NSA's digital eavesdropping program continue to come to light, Ohio-based Battelle Memorial Institute is rolling out a new kind of network encryption designed to be virtually un-hackable -- not only now, but in the future. The non-profit research and development contractor has installed MOREOct 14, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Apple's CEO paid a visit to the White House Thursday. Stop the presses.
FORTUNE -- According to a report in Politico, Google (GOOG) vice president Vint Cerf, who co-designed the TCP/IP protocol that is the foundation of the Internet, attended a closed-door briefing with President Obama Thursday to talk about U.S. government surveillance.
So did Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T (T), as well as representatives of groups like Public Knowledge and the Center MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 9, 2013 6:59 AM ET
The coalition between civil libertarians on the left and right appears to be stronger than many had thought. But it appears to be an alliance of convenience.
FORTUNE -- The close, bipartisan vote on Wednesday on a House bill to restrict the National Security Agency's program phone surveillance program revealed a radical evolution -- or devolution, depending on how you look at -- in how we approach the always-difficult tension between MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jul 25, 2013 4:02 PM ET
The debate over how much privacy we should give up in return for how much protection is necessary, but complicated. It's too important leave it to Twitter and cable news.
FORTUNE -- The revelation of the National Security Agency's collecting all our telephone metadata has supposedly sparked a "national conversation" -- a great debate taking on all the thorny issues surrounding privacy vs. security. Even President Obama said, "I welcome this MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 27, 2013 10:29 AM ET
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