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]: it happens to everyone
by moondevil on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 11:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: it happens to everyone"
moondevil
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On the other hand Mac OS X has a much lowest malware infection rate (and the gap has increased now that, by default, you can't install unsigned apps) then Windows and iOS has virtually no Malware while Android is riddled with it. I understand this is because Apple simply locks down it's platforms (which many think is a bad thing) but if you bother to read what CIO's are saying their much more comfortable with Apple's security then any other for desktop/mobile use.


Except, exactly like on the Windows 9X -> XP transition, many users disable this security mechanisms, because they see it as something that gets in the way.

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