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    Default Perils of using same password across multiple accounts/devices

    This guy learnt a hard lesson in using the same simple password across multiple accounts/devices and never change it!


    Compromised iCloud password leads to nightmare

    http://www.tuaw.com/2012/08/04/hacke...-to-nightmare/

    "Former Gizmodo writer Mat Honan is having a pretty bad day. As you can read on his Tumblr post (not to mention elsewhere), hackers compromised his iCloud account. They used that access to reset his iCloud password, reset his Gmail password, gain control of his Twitter account (which in turn gave them access to Gizmodo's Twitter feed and 400K followers) and generally wreak mayhem.

    Unfortunately, Honan's iCloud account was tied to his iPhone and iPad, which both had Find my iPhone/iPad turned on. In the attackers' hands, the FMI utility was turned against Honan and both devices were remotely wiped. It got worse: his MacBook Air had Find My Mac enabled, which meant the hackers could erase his SSD... and they did."

    Writer’s iCloud hacked as Wozniak calls cloud “horrendous”

    http://www.cloudcomputing-news.net/n...ud-horrendous/

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    Default Re: Perils of using same password across multiple accounts/devices

    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 07-08-2012 at 12:32 AM.

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    Default Re: Perils of using same password across multiple accounts/devices

    Quote Originally Posted by Geek4414 View Post
    This guy learnt a hard lesson in using the same simple password across multiple accounts/devices and never change it!
    It wasn't an issue with his passwords at all - the attacker tricked Apple's support staff into giving them access to the target's account. The attacker then used that access to reset the passwords for the target's accounts on various other services.
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    Default Re: Perils of using same password across multiple accounts/devices

    Although using different passwords for things is a good idea as well.

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