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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RE[3]: Ironic
by woegjiub on Mon 1st Apr 2013 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ironic"
woegjiub
Member since:
2008-11-25

I too was fooled, but to be fair, it is the 2nd here.

The US-centric nature of the English web always catches me unaware.

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RE[4]: Ironic
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Apr 2013 15:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Ironic"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I believe it's GMT-centric, actually.

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RE[5]: Ironic
by kristoph on Mon 1st Apr 2013 16:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Ironic"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

It totally got me. I was so disappointed when I couldn't ban Thom (kidding).

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RE[5]: Ironic
by woegjiub on Mon 1st Apr 2013 21:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Ironic"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

OSNews may well be, but most of the English web is still very Americanised with times and spellings.

Not a complaint, just something Commonwealth citizens have to keep remembering.

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