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nk-1911
06-09-2010, 5:30 PM
http://gawker.com/5559346/

ocabj
06-09-2010, 5:31 PM
AT&T, not Apple.

bigmike82
06-09-2010, 5:33 PM
"Although the security vulnerability was confined to AT&T servers, Apple bears responsibility for ensuring the privacy of its users, who must provide the company with their email addresses to activate their iPads. This is particularly the case given that U.S. iPad 3G customers have no choice in mobile carriers — AT&T has an exclusive lock, at least for now. Given the lock-in and the tight coupling of the iPad with AT&T's cellular data network, Apple has a pronounced responsibility to patrol the network vendors it chooses to align and share customer data with."

bigmike82
06-09-2010, 5:35 PM
Oh and how embarrasing is it to be hacked by Goatse security.

ocabj
06-09-2010, 5:37 PM
Ok, so I guess it's Apple's fault that iPad owners had their email addresses compromised. But if the entire account gets compromised, Apple is only responsible for the client's email address, and AT&T is responsible for the client's SSN?

Sinixstar
06-10-2010, 12:03 AM
But but, i thought everything apple was immune from hacking, viruses, and other security issues?

Turo
06-10-2010, 12:31 AM
But but, i thought everything apple was immune from hacking, viruses, and other security issues?

Lol they don't get attacked enough because hackers don't give a crap about 10% of the market :p.

Rekrab
06-10-2010, 6:35 AM
And strictly speaking no Apple products were hacked. It was all obtained through a monumentally stupid security flaw on the AT&T website.

JDay
06-10-2010, 1:19 PM
http://aroundthesphere.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/simpsons_nelson_haha2.jpg