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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Alfman
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2011-01-28

Here's the real irony: osnews.com is vulnerable to the same thing!


I have an external link that exploits an osnews web vulnerability to reset the password of a logged in user to "hacked".

Works under firefox, not ie since I didn't bother...even malware authors have to struggle around incompatibilities ;)

I'll be a nice guy and email Thom a link in private so they can confirm it and fix it ;)

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