Sparkle updater vulnerability...
Quoting from various sources, '…third-party update service Sparkle, combined with insecure network protocols and parsing, leaves some OS X apps open to person-in-the-middle exploits….'
There's a list on github (github.com/sparkle-project/Sparkle/issues/717) of vulnerable OSX applications, and f.lux is on it.
What's f.lux respond to this situation, and how does it plan to respond?
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Since 2009, we have delivered updates via SSL, and so we are not vulnerable.
@UNOwen The list you linked to is not of vulnerable applications, it specifically says:
this [list] has nothing to do with security. Applications are listed here just because they use Sparkle and we think they're cool.
There's a script you can run to check all your applications for vulnerability. Here's what it says about f.lux:
ok: Flux 36.6 uses HTTPS for updates - safe