updated 06:15 am EDT, Fri October 22, 2010
Embarrassing vulnerability patched pronto
Apple's new FaceTime for Mac beta launch has been marred by an embarrassing security flaw that has been promptly patched server-side. German site MacNotes spotted the flaw and noted that once a user logged into FaceTime for the first time, another user could log into the primary user's account even with the app closed and then restarted. Furthermore, the flaw could allow a malicious user who had access someone else's Mac to change their password, hack their Apple ID and potentially their Apple Store account too.
Early reports also suggest that even in Beta form, the app is somewhat unpolished for an Apple release. However, Apple's response to the security flaw has been extremely rapid and the exploit has now been closed. [via Cocoa Touch Apps]