Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 11:12 UTC
Apple Mat Honan got hacked, and lost all the data on his MacBook, iPad, and iPhone. How? Somebody broke into his iCloud account. Brute force attack? Simple password? No, not really - the hacker called Apple tech support, and convinced the person on the phone he was really Mat Honan. Apple then reset the iCloud password. The dangers of a monoculture, kids. Even Steve Wozniak has doubts about everything going into the cloud.
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RE[3]: oh, FFS...
by MOS6510 on Mon 6th Aug 2012 12:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: oh, FFS..."
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

He called it "a monoculture", one of several. And he's right in this case, it's easy to have all your Apple devices working together making it very unpleasant if a hacker can gain control of it.

But what a Google password? How many services does Google have? All accessible with one login/password.

More and more apps are using Dropbox for data storage. Lose Dropbox and lose a lot.

Office 365/Skydrive is another example.

Edited 2012-08-06 12:59 UTC

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RE[4]: oh, FFS...
by moondevil on Mon 6th Aug 2012 14:10 in reply to "RE[3]: oh, FFS..."
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2005-07-08

But what a Google password? How many services does Google have? All accessible with one login/password.


That is why the only things I use from Google are the minimum ones required to develop for Android.

I even deleted all my Picasa albums the minute G+ asked me for permission to access them. Right away I decided to delete them instead and forget about G+.

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