A new bug has been discovered in Apple's latest Operating System, Leopard.
The flaw apparently causes data to be deleted during when a transfer is interrupted as files are being moved from a destination to another.
For example, when a file is transferred from a hard drive to a USB drive which is unconveniently removed.
According to Tom Karpik, (opens in new tab) the operating system moves files without even checking the integrity of the final file compared to the initial one.
To make things worse, this "bug" has been present in previous Mac Operating Systems going all the way to Panther and unbeknown to Apple.
Since Tom Karpik went public with the bug, several Mac users have been posting similar accounts of problems occurring with Apple's Finder, which according to him is the culprit in this debacle.
Now it will be very intriguing to find out how Apple reacts to this case; will they go public and acknowledge this issue or will they baulk at the problem and take their time to release a fix.