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Two men arrested for exploiting iPad vulnerability

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Jan 2011, 23:17

Two hackers were arrested late Tuesday for illegally obtaining thousands of email addresses by exploiting the vulnerabilities of the iPad; the addresses weren't used for malicious purposes, but it's still a serious breach...

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posted on 21 Jan 2011, 00:02

1. zimdoc (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

Heck, go into any Apple store and check the iPhone/iPads for the saved email accounts with passwords. People just are not thinking these days leaving "Important" information open to the public on something maybe 100+ people will touch in one day.

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 01:33

3. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

iOS doesnt reveal saved passwords. And I'd hardly call just the email address important info.

That said those people are still stupid to leave their account logged in regardless of whether or not someone can get he password.

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 01:10

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Whatever they were, it's hilarious that just as you publish five hundred articles about Google's security sucking, here we have a couple of yahoos who blew past the ipad's security.

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 13:57

4. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)

eh, i dont know the laws on this exactly but to me being able to get peoples info isnt the crime, its using that info. dude wanted to see if he could do it, he did, no one got effed over. make him sign a confidentiality agreement, give him a job at apple, a pat on the ass, and send him on his merry way.

but, da law is da law. wtf were u thinking pulling crap like that and leaving drugs in ur house? seriously man never get more than u can use in one sitting. safer that way

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