Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jul 2011 21:43 UTC
Apple So, Anonymous, under the guise of its AntiSec campaign, has hacked an Apple server, got access to 27 administrator usernames and passwords, and put them on Pastebin. Is it time to panic? Is it time to point and laugh at Apple? Is it time to stop using iTunes? Not really - this is a small hack that will cause little to no damage.
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RE: I'ts time to...
by antonone on Tue 5th Jul 2011 07:36 UTC in reply to "I'ts time to..."
antonone
Member since:
2006-02-03

Completely agree; there's an ancient law of the internet which seem to be forgotten nowadays: don't feed the trolls. Giving a news entry on a news site such as OSNews is definitely troll feeding.

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RE[2]: I'ts time to...
by Alfman on Tue 5th Jul 2011 08:16 in reply to "RE: I'ts time to..."
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Corporate insecurity doesn't go away if people stop speaking about it.

The Anonymous group provides a natural venue for highlighting corporate insecurity, albeit in a harmful way. I've never condoned what they do, but looking at this pragmatically, the world would not be safer with them out of the picture; eliminating this media driven group will not eliminate the crackers who operate underground out of the spotlight.


I ask this question in earnest: who should take corporations to task for poor security?

Edited 2011-07-05 08:22 UTC

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RE[3]: I'ts time to...
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 08:24 in reply to "RE[2]: I'ts time to..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, I've gotten more proactive with my password management due to all this, so hey, it has had its positive effect on me.

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RE[3]: I'ts time to...
by Soulbender on Tue 5th Jul 2011 15:28 in reply to "RE[2]: I'ts time to..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

the world would not be safer with them out of the picture;


The world isn't safer with them in the picture, either.
Unless there was something that actually concerned the public on the server (like users accounts) this stunt hasn't really made the world safer.
I find this line of reasoning quite curious. It's a little like arguing that there's a good thing that there are criminals who can make us aware that, uh, there is crime.

who should take corporations to task for poor security?


Not people who think it's "fun" to be irresponsible and post login details on pastebin, that's for sure.

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RE[3]: I'ts time to...
by andydread on Tue 5th Jul 2011 23:03 in reply to "RE[2]: I'ts time to..."
andydread Member since:
2009-02-02

Looks like the free market is working just well. People highlight the flaws of a manufacturer then the manufacturer gets embarrassed and people know to avoid said manufacturer.

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