Apple repairs security flaw that caused it to disable iForgot
0. phoneArena 23 Mar 2013, 00:48 posted on
Thr iForgot password recovery feature for Apple IDs had been disabled following the discovery of another security flaw which allows a hacker to use your own date of birth and email address to reset your password through the password recovery tools; the good news is that the flaw has been fixed and iForgot is now functional along with a new 2-step verification process that Apple is offeringas an option to enhance security...
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4. wendygarett (unregistered)
I wonder those governments department have these regret feels or not for choosing the iPhone 5 :)
5. Max_Boost (Posts: 79; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
What was the password again? "Oh, iForgot", says Apple. Hahahahaha
6. tedkord (Posts: 6522; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
People need to give credit where due. Apple acknowledged the issue, took temporary steps to halt it by shutting down the password recovery, and started working on a permanent fix.
You need to remember, there was a time, not very long ago, when Apple would have denied the issue, blamed the user, claimed that all cloud servers had the identical issue, quietly rolled out a fix without admitting anything needed fixing.
That's progress. Yes, they have some more growing up to do, but it's happening.
9. Aeires (unregistered)
Have to agree with that, Tim's Apple is much improved vs. Steve's when it comes to taking responsibility for problems.
Now if only they'd send the legal team on a long vacation....
10. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
True but you can only say "I'm sorry" so many times till people realize that they can't rely on your product anymore.
11. quakan (Posts: 1257; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Apple has always fixed software bugs. You don't have to troll in reference to antenna-gate.
7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Apple's product are like Swiss cheese, so many holes in them! Apple should test there products befor they release them. There is no excuse for a service like this to ever get into production with a such a epic fail security! No shame on them!
12. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
Programming isn't always that easy. Sometimes one line of code will fix one thing and break ten other things. It's kinda like stopping up holes in the bottom of a boat where you plug one hole while three more spring up.
15. Droiddoes (unregistered)
well considering apple has used the exact same OS/UI for the last six years one would think they should have it figured out by now. Oh but people don't buy apple novelties for that so it's not important.
14. Droiddoes (unregistered)
It just works!