back to article Researchers find hole in SIP, Apple’s newest protection feature

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability that creates a means for hackers to circumvent Apple’s newest protection feature, System Integrity Protection (SIP). SIP is designed to prevent potentially malicious software from modifying protected files and folders. The technology is designed to protect the system from …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ?

    And their is me thinking SIP meant Session Initiation Protocol.

    1. m0rt

      Agreed.

      But hey ho. This is Apple. Just waiting for their lawyers to start flinging letters around.

    2. Crisp

      Re: Three letter acronyms

      Of all the other 17575 three letter acronyms out there, why did they have to pick that one?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Joke

        Re: why did they have to pick that one?

        PIS was allready taken ?

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      They should have called it,

      Apple Rectitude Security Envelope

  2. gerdesj Silver badge

    Where's the logo?

    As pointed out above "SIP" is a VoIP protocol.

    Now where is the silly logo, daft name and website?

  3. EddieD

    It's a bad day to be sipping...

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/24/time_to_sip_from_ciscos_patch_pool_to_fix_a_memory_leak/

    Nothing really, I just find it funny that two different protocols called SIP are both found to have leaks at the same time.

    1. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge
      Pint

      Re: It's a bad day to be sipping...

      Unless it is from a pint of decent beer for example Harvey's Best Bitter.

      1. EddieD

        Re: It's a bad day to be sipping...

        True that, but alas, it's not yet beer o'clock, although it does come early today as it's POETGF day today :)

  4. R Soles

    I guess "Apple fixes bug in latest version of OS X, IOS"

    as a headline didn't sound quite so exciting

  5. Lazar

    So much for their "It just works(TM)(C)(R)" slogan.

    Yes, it just works if you don't count security flaws, botched updates, bending and a whole bunch of other UNIQUE features.

  6. DaveMcM
    WTF?

    So which is it?

    "The bug exists in every version of Apple’s OS X desktop operating system."

    “The bug was patched with El Capitan 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3,”

    So the bug exists in "all versions" despite being fixed in the latest verions.... impressive!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: So which is it?

      And SIP was only added to El Capitan, so there is no bypassing something that doesn't exist in previous versions of OS X...

  7. JeffyPoooh
    Pint

    10^77 years, about the third time this week...

    It's hopeless.

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