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Sennheiser headphones app for Mac and PC has a security bug



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  • Sennheiser’s HeadSetup headphone software for PC and Macs
    contains a vulnerability that could allow hackers to show users
    up fake websites that look perfectly legitimate.
  • Sennheiser has issued an update which every HeadSetup user,
    past or present, should download and install now.
  • Sennheiser also offers alternative steps to remove the
    vulnerability for PC and Mac, linked below. 
  • Sennheiser headphones are high-end, costing in the hundreds
    of dollars.

If you currently use —or have ever used — Sennheiser’s
HeadSetup software, which is designed to complement some of the
company’s headphones on a PC or Mac, you may be vulnerable to
hackers, according to a report from the
Secorvo Security Consulting firm.
The report was first
spotted by
Ars Technica

Essentially, the vulnerability in the HeadSetup software
allows hackers to show a “spoofed” website, such that a fake site
can look real, including the “https:” at the beginning of the
website’s URL address, as well as the lock icon. Normally, the
lack of those things is a good marker that a site is a fraud; the
flaw could help fool even savvy users. 

Any information you typed into a spoofed website could be
obtained by the hackers who put it up, including login
information, passwords, credit card information, personal
information, and anything else you’d type into a legitimate
website for whatever reason.

Sennheiser has issued an
update containing a fix for the vulnerability
on its website.
Anyone who’s ever used the software should download the update
and install it.

Even those who have uninstalled the software for whatever reason
should download the update and install it, as the vulnerability
lingers even after uninstalling the version of the software that
contained the vulnerability. 

If installing an update isn’t an option for whatever reason,
Sennheiser has also provided steps for both

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