Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Apr 2013 12:25 UTC
Apple "Last Friday, The Verge revealed the existence of a dead-simple URL-based hack that allowed anyone to reset your Apple ID password with just your email address and date of birth. Apple quickly shut down the site and closed the security hole before bringing it back online. The conventional wisdom is that this was a run-of-the-mill software security issue. [...] It isn't. It's a troubling symptom that suggests Apple's self-admittedly bumpy transition from a maker of beautiful devices to a fully-fledged cloud services provider still isn't going smoothly. Meanwhile, your Apple ID password has come a long way from the short string of characters you tap to update apps on your iPhone. It now offers access to Apple's entire ecosystem of devices, stores, software, and services."
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by bowkota on Mon 1st Apr 2013 16:43 UTC
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2011-10-12

The article makes some good points but it's also completely flawed.
I think they were writing this for some time, then Apple introduced the improved authentication system (albeit only in a few countries) and kind of screwed it up for them.

Apple does indeed need to improve more on security.
However, they've not been idle. Gatekeeper (great for non-tech savvy people) and sandboxing on the mac. They're certainly working on it.

As for iOS, well go check out malmware on Google playstore and then come back. And I'm not even mentioning the countless numerous security flaws which don't get patched up on Android because it takes months (if ever) to get an update.

MS is doing a much better job.

PS: what's up with the layout. Lot's of useless images, uneven formatting, not what we're used to seeing from the Verge; looks like a rushed job.

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