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: Comment by Luke McCarthy
by leos on Tue 7th Aug 2012 00:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luke McCarthy"
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

What the hell, you can remote wipe a MacBook? That seems like a serious design flaw. So basically Apple have the ability to take control of any Mac that they like? Yet another reason to never use OS X, or any other Apple product...


You'll be really shocked to find out that you can install remote desktop on Windows. Oh my god people can take control of your desktop if you specifically opt in to installing the software to allow it!

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's very different if it comes as standard and is enabled by default.

You'll be really shocked to find out that you can install remote desktop on Windows.


That's Terminal Server, not remote desktop.

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leos Member since:
2005-09-21

It's very different if it comes as standard and is enabled by default.


You probably shouldn't say anything if you don't know what you're talking about.

iCloud is not enabled by default. You need to opt in and sign in.
Find my iPhone/Mac and remote wipe is also not enabled by default. It's also opt-in separately from iCloud.

"You'll be really shocked to find out that you can install remote desktop on Windows.


That's Terminal Server, not remote desktop.
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Way to focus on the semantics and ignore the point. You can very easily enable the remote desktop feature of Windows which comes with the OS. Enabling it opens you up to the possibility of someone with the password taking control and possibly wiping your computer. That's not the fault of Windows, that's the fault of the user.

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