PSA! iPhone, iPad, and MacBook users that also use Amazon? LISTEN UP!

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  1. Spazzmatazz

    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    I read a scary story this morning about iPhones, iPad, MacBook, (this guy had all drives, phone etc. wiped clean) and Amazon.
    Apparently hackers can access your AppleID, iCloud, etc. through the security flaw in Amazon.

    If you use any of these, you might wanna give this a read.
    It's a weird thing too, that these tiny little flaws that could be used together were spotted by some 19 year old kid that "wanted to teach manufacturers a lesson".
    So delete all my pictures of the first two years of my daughter's life? SURE he should have had them backed up, but wtf? :mad:

    If you use the cloud, you should seriously read this.
    How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/#more-112358
     
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    CAPTAIN KIRK New Member

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    Says page not found, Spazz. I have iPhone & iMac but I haven't used Amazon since I got rid of my old Sony Vaio. Is this specific to Amazon users only?
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    For some reason I had to edit the url.
    This thread isn't in any way a slam at Apple. I'm wondering if it could be the same with Android as well.

    See if this url works for you.
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/#more-112358
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    It appears to be from what I see. But can the same thing be done with other vendors/retailers?
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    yea read that the other day.... the cloud sucks ass anyway
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    I don't use a smartphone, but I can't imagine waking up one day and all is gone, including your online email account(s).
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Maladjusted hacker shitheads...they need to crack down on their powdered donut eating asses. Send them to a "Federal pound-me-in-the-ass" prison.
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    I know the first place I ever read that phrase.
    Starts with an "F"... :hhh:
     
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    RumBalls The original RumBalls, est. Jan 16, 2012

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    Major screw up by apple too. They didn't follow their own protocol.
     
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    Yeah, it was weird. A mixture of the two. Apple and Amazon. And a 19 year old kid to figure it out. :facepalm: