Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 11:12 UTC
Apple Mat Honan got hacked, and lost all the data on his MacBook, iPad, and iPhone. How? Somebody broke into his iCloud account. Brute force attack? Simple password? No, not really - the hacker called Apple tech support, and convinced the person on the phone he was really Mat Honan. Apple then reset the iCloud password. The dangers of a monoculture, kids. Even Steve Wozniak has doubts about everything going into the cloud.
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RE: oh, FFS...
by westlake on Mon 6th Aug 2012 20:32 UTC in reply to "oh, FFS..."
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a) do the damn backups! i keep repeating this and people just keep going without doing them. and them wonder what happened to their data.

The sensible thing to do then is to automate the backups rather than keep banging your head against this wall.

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