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    iPad and iPhone 4g owners having security issues...

    Doesn't look good for Apple right now security wise, but as stated before, Apple is prone to the same kind of security breaches as any other platform - it's just that hackers usually go after the number of users and usually most victims.

    http://gawker.com/5559346/apples-wor...owners-exposed

    A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They—and every other buyer of the cellular-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.

    It doesn't stop there. According to the data we were given by the web security group that exploited vulnerabilities on the AT&T network, we believe 114,000 user accounts have been compromised, although it's possible that confidential information about every iPad 3G owner in the U.S. has been exposed.


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    Breach details: Who did it, and how

    The subscriber data was obtained by a group calling itself Goatse Security...
    ROFLMAO...looks like the mighty iPad is no match for the ol' Internet Hate Machine...



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    Now we will see which politicians fap to muscle elves porn O.O

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    complete loss of anonymity... there's an app for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hookswords View Post
    complete loss of anonymity... there's an app for that
    Yes, facebook.

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    It appears that it was just a brute force attack that could access the email address used to populate the account field of the resident SIM card (for convenience so people would only have to type in their password). Still, a lot of people are dumbass enough to fall for phishing scams that come in as emails.

    There's also the ever popular social engineering experiment of making a fake tech support website and calling the person up about " I'm Apple tech support calling about the email account associated with your iPad" and navigating them to the fake site to type stuff into fields for alleged configuration purposes.

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    When they came for the iPad users, I did not complain, because I did not use an iPad...



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    http://gizmodo.com/5564262/apple-iph...te-information

    And.... it looks like the iphone 4 has security problems too.

    I am laughing cuz it looks like Gizmodo is rolling in this after they were banned for having the prototype iphone. In addition, it makes me smirk a bit after Apple was pointing fingers at Adobe for all the problems.

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