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[4]: oh, FFS...
by maccouch on Mon 6th Aug 2012 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: oh, FFS..."
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i've just realized that there might another misinformation that doesn't help in our discussion.

You do realize that you can have mac devices without using icloud, and you can use some features of icloud but not use/allow the remote wipe right?

the use of the icloud data wipe, where's my phone and storage of encryption keys by apple are all the user option, and you don't have to use them to use the rest of the features/software.

it was this particular user decision to activate them. he didn't have to. they didn't came enabled by deafult, apple asks you if you want to do that. i didn't. he apparently did.

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