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 JAlexoid on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 14:46 UTC in reply to "Ongoing improvements"
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As for iOS, well go check out malmware on Google playstore and then come back. And I'm not even mentioning the countless numerous security flaws which don't get patched up on Android because it takes months (if ever) to get an update.

I did, since you didn't. And malware is a non-issue on the Play Store.(I mean password stealing, premium SMS sending and security controls overcoming apps.)

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