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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Apple Hacked

Posted by on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Reuters says:

Apple Inc computers were attacked by the same hackers who targeted Facebook Inc, but no data appeared to have been stolen, the company said on Tuesday in an unprecedented admission of a widespread cyber-security breach.

This seems as though it might be the new normal. (And President Obama's State of the Union call for more cybersecurity measures now seems prescient.) As for normal schlubs who just use this stuff on the internet and don't create it, a password change is always a good idea.


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Will in Seattle 7
Wait, so using 1234 as my PIN and 123456 as my password is not a good idea?
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 6
Best line in that movie!
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on February 19, 2013 at 6:27 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 5

You can get people's email addresses and passwords. If they've used the same password across multiple accounts (which many people do), criminals can then raid their bank accounts.
Posted by keshmeshi on February 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
No data appeared to have been stolen by the Chinese hackers of the NYT either.

Oh, by the way, cool new phone in China coming out that is better than the iPhone.

Just a coincidence.
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM · Report this
sirkowski 3
I don't even see the value of hacking Facebook, except bragging rights. Getting access to baby pictures and Angry Bird high scores?
Posted by sirkowski on February 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 2
It's that Java exploit everyone was supposed to have heard about since January 10.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on February 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM · Report this
I suggest KeePass, there's a version or compatible app for every platform. It generates strong passwords and stores them in a secure file. Keep the file in cloud storage so you have them everywhere.
Posted by rhombus on February 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM · Report this

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