(KCEN) -- A computer whiz kid is cashing in after discovering a big security bug with Apple's remote desktop software.
Mark Smith uses the Apple remote desktop software to connect his laptop to his desktop.
He thought computer-to-computer communication couldn't be seen by anyone else, but then he double checked.
He found out that any password you used day-to-day would be compromised because of encryption problems.
Apple responded to the problem and has come out with a new version of its remote desktop software and is crediting Smith for finding the bug.
Smith said, "I was expecting to be on a long list of 1,000 people that had found bugs and when I found out that I was the only one on the security bulletin. It was a little surprising to say the least."
To remove the Apple remote desktop flaw, the company recommends to upgrade the software to the newest version.