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 Soulbender on Tue 7th Aug 2012 09:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: oh, FFS..."
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

He lost all his data because all his machines were Apple and his cloud provider was Apple.


No, he lost his data because he chose to simplify his life and forgot or ignored the items needed to ensure he could recover his data easily.

I'm blaming the guy for being stupid enough to have only Apple devices and Apple software


I don't see why that is stupid in and of itself.

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