Box fixes flaw in Mac desktop Sync app

Online file storage and sharing service Box has patched the Mac version of its desktop app after a developer found it exposed potentially sensitive bits of data, including API keys, internal user IDs, URLs and passwords.

Mac users should ensure they’re on the updated 4.0.6035 version, wrote Pepijn Bruienne, a Mac development and operation specialist senior at the University of Michigan, who found the problem.

The error was probably an unintentional one by Box, Bruienne wrote in a blog post. He reported the issue to the company in early January. Box told him on Friday that it had released an updated version.

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