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[3]: I'ts time to...
by Soulbender on Tue 5th Jul 2011 15:28 UTC 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[4]: I'ts time to...
by Alfman on Tue 5th Jul 2011 20:00 in reply to "RE[3]: I'ts time to..."
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Soulbender,

"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."

Well let me ask you this, would you prefer the media to kept a lid on corporate security failures?

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

Ok, but you didn't answer the question.

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RE[5]: I'ts time to...
by Soulbender on Tue 5th Jul 2011 20:15 in reply to "RE[4]: I'ts time to..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Well let me ask you this, would you prefer the media to kept a lid on corporate security failures?


No, but there's responsible reporting and then there's self-aggrandizing sensationalism. The former is helpful, the latter isn't.

Ok, but you didn't answer the question.


You know what? I dont know but I do know that I do not want Lulz and similar morons handling it.

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