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Windows 7: Mat Honan: How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

07 Aug 2012   #1
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 
Mat Honan: How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

What a story!

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How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.

In many ways, this was all my fault. My accounts were daisy-chained together. Getting into Amazon let my hackers get into my Apple ID account, which helped them get into Gmail, which gave them access to Twitter. Had I used two-factor authentication for my Google account, itís possible that none of this would have happened, because their ultimate goal was always to take over my Twitter account and wreak havoc. Lulz.
Full story: How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Kari


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08 Aug 2012   #2
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This is a very scary story. *gulp*
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08 Aug 2012   #3
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

and the moral of the story is never trust the cloud 100%. do backup locally.
social engineering and many available information on the web is as much or more dengerous than viruses.
big companies need to look at security more seriously.
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08 Aug 2012   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Convenience really does come at a price.
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