Hacker succeeds, forces Apple, Amazon to change security policies

    Date08 Aug 2012
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    The big news this week was the hijacking of Wired reporter Mat Honan's iCloud account. Honan was hacked via a security flaw in Apple and Amazon's security policies, which allowed the hacker to pretend to be him and obtain access to his email account and AppleID. The hacker then proceeded to wipe his iPhone, iPad and MacBooks, all in an attempt to gain access to Honan's Twitter account, which has only three characters (@mat).
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