Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Apr 2013 12:25 UTC
Apple "Last Friday, The Verge revealed the existence of a dead-simple URL-based hack that allowed anyone to reset your Apple ID password with just your email address and date of birth. Apple quickly shut down the site and closed the security hole before bringing it back online. The conventional wisdom is that this was a run-of-the-mill software security issue. [...] It isn't. It's a troubling symptom that suggests Apple's self-admittedly bumpy transition from a maker of beautiful devices to a fully-fledged cloud services provider still isn't going smoothly. Meanwhile, your Apple ID password has come a long way from the short string of characters you tap to update apps on your iPhone. It now offers access to Apple's entire ecosystem of devices, stores, software, and services."
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Ironic
by darknexus on Mon 1st Apr 2013 13:33 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Rather ironic to see a security article posted here at this very minute, when I've been presented with the admin side panel above the right column of news since late last night, for no reason. Apparently I'm "logged in as root" and could do all sorts of things to OSNews and there was no hacking involved. It just came up a few hours back and it's still there now. I've made no attempt to use it, but am I the only one who sees it? It appears on both my Mac and my iPad.
On a side note, please do tell me you guys don't actually use root for your admin username?

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RE: Ironic
by zima on Mon 1st Apr 2013 13:35 in reply to "Ironic"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You're not the only one who sees it.

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RE: Ironic
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Apr 2013 13:43 in reply to "Ironic"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Check the date.

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RE[2]: Ironic
by darknexus on Mon 1st Apr 2013 14:49 in reply to "RE: Ironic"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Check the date.

Lol Thom, that just occured to me. Funny thing about that though is, it wasn't April first when I saw it so I wasn't on guard against it. Good one! It's been a long time since anyone got me with an april fools joke. ;) I take my hat off to you.

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RE[2]: Ironic
by Drumhellar on Mon 1st Apr 2013 15:03 in reply to "RE: Ironic"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

I was writing an email to Adam thinking it was a bug when it occurred to me that it was probably an April Fool's joke. I made note of it in the email, and sent it anyways, before I tried one of the links on the side.

It was 8:30pm local time when I noticed it, so it was still kinda early for me to connect it to the date.

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RE[2]: Ironic
by sapere aude on Mon 1st Apr 2013 20:55 in reply to "RE: Ironic"
sapere aude Member since:
2006-03-07

BTW, this (the fake control panel) is WAY better than dozens of fake posts. /. is a piece of $*1t today.

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RE: Ironic
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 1st Apr 2013 14:13 in reply to "Ironic"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You must be new here. I actually set my calendar by the Admin panel appearance.

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RE[2]: Ironic
by darknexus on Mon 1st Apr 2013 14:50 in reply to "RE: Ironic"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

You must be new here. I actually set my calendar by the Admin panel appearance.

Not new, but I must not have ever visited around April fools day before.

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RE: Ironic
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 1st Apr 2013 14:20 in reply to "Ironic"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Rather ironic to see a security article posted here at this very minute, when I've been presented with the admin side panel above the right column of news since late last night, for no reason. Apparently I'm "logged in as root" and could do all sorts of things to OSNews and there was no hacking involved. It just came up a few hours back and it's still there now. I've made no attempt to use it, but am I the only one who sees it? It appears on both my Mac and my iPad.


And if that weren't crazy enough, I hear that Maddox is having a kid and shutting down his site!

http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=second_chance_af

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RE: Ironic
by BluenoseJake on Mon 1st Apr 2013 15:25 in reply to "Ironic"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

It got me last year

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