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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RE[4]: it happens to everyone
by Soulbender on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 11:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: it happens to everyone"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

A company's only goal is profit


That's not universally true and I doubt it's even true for most companies.

If engineering things correctly costs more than the potential cost of fixing things if/when they break; then engineering things correctly is the "wrong" way to do it.


No, it's still the wrong way to engineer things. Correct engineering is not a function of profit goals.

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