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For this nasty SSL bug ArsTechnica does a nice job explaining it:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/extremely-critical-crypto-flaw-in-ios-may-also-affect-fully-patched-macs/

Essentially the bug basically makes it so the SecureTransport encryption layer on the Mac don't the certificates of incoming or outgoing requests. You can fill the cert with junk and it still accepts. Leaves you open to man-in-the-middle attacks. Any online banking, secure site (example would be logging into newegg buying things), email services that use SSL, etc. were vulnerable. Since the 10.9.2 patch. things are good. Oh, and this bug also affected IOS users. Make sure your running iOS 7.0.6 or later. This issue only affected 7.0.4 and 7.0.5.

This is why I think always putting the braces on if () { } statements is important... I didn't even catch it when I was looking at the code snippet.

Here's a Wireshark depiction of the communication between FF and the test server and then Safari and the test server. FF gets the certificate, smells something fishy, and then terminates the connection. Safari gets the certificate but decides to continue the conversation anyway.


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LOL That is fail XD
 
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