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: Ongoing improvements
by moondevil on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 11:14 UTC in reply to "Ongoing improvements"
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The Windows NT family of operating systems is also quite secure since the early days.

Windows problems on those systems were not the security mechanisms not being available, but rather developers and users turning them off by running as Administrator all the time.

Many Mac OS X non technical users seem to be doing the same nowadays.

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