The InfoSec Blog
8Aug/12

A cautionary tale about the dangers of keeping everything in the Cloud

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/apple-cloud-burst-how-hacker-wiped-mats-life-20120806-23orv.html

"Once the hacker gained access to Honan's iCloud account, he or she
was
able to reset his password, before sending the confirmation email
to the
trash. Since Honan's Gmail is linked to his .mac email address,
the
hacker was also able to reset his Gmail password by sending a
password
recovery email to his .mac address.

Minutes later, the hacker used iCloud to wipe Honan's iPhone, iPad
and
Macbook Air remotely. Since the hacker had access to his email
accounts,
it was effortless to access Honan's other online accounts
such as Twitter."

Every new technology has people, the pioneers, who buy into the vendors hype ... and pay a price for that.

We should learn from them.

Computer Security

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Posted by Anton Aylward

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