In a disappointing announcement, Apple admitted today that some dude in Nigeria has your most recent .Mac sync.
“We’re not sure how it happened, said an embarrassed senior vice president of software development Bertrand Serlet. “But everyone’s .Mac syncs have been going to this dude in Nigeria.
“For, uh, like five years. Whew! Boy, is there egg on our faces!”
Serlet indicated that he wasn’t sure why anyone hadn’t noticed until now.
“There are only about 14 people actually using .Mac syncing, so that might be part of it. Also, Mac users don’t really have any sensitive information. It’s all phone numbers, recipes, comic book collections and kitty pictures.
“Really. They’re the lamest bunch of losers I’ve ever had the misfortune of trying to sell crap to.”
While this raises serious issues for OS X security, testing indicates that this announcement does not impact Leopard’s Back to My Mac feature, which allows a user to connect to a Mac remotely using a .Mac connection.
“Yeah,” said Macworld’s Chris Breen, “Our testing shows that Back to My Mac is not affected.
“‘Cause ‘Back to My Mac’ doesn’t work. Seriously. I’ve been trying for days and I can’t get the damn thing to work at all. So, no problemo there.”
Further, sources in Nigeria say the dude, Ajani, is totally cool and would never use your .Mac sync for nefarious purposes anyway so…