In the wake of Wired reporter Mat Honan's epic digital security meltdown last weekend, it seems that both Apple and Amazon are beefing up their own security to make sure such a thing can't happen again.
Feeling safe and secure about your online life, are you? That may change after you read the harrowing tale of a Wired reporter whose entire digital life was erased over the weekend -- and how you can avoid the same fate.
A lot can happen overnight, and in the case of professional social network LinkedIn, the company is likely waking up with a big headache this morning. On top of a security flaw being discovered with its mobile calendar feature, the company is also facing a security breach with millions of user passwords potentially leaked online.
They may not be bosom buddies at the moment, but Facebook and Ping are together in feeling the pain of spam -- in this case, the kind that touts supposedly “free” iPhones, as if there could ever be such a thing.
Tuesday was admittedly a crazy day for both Apple and AT&T, as pent-up demand for the iPhone 4 crushed both companies’ servers and even sent the telco’s retail outlets to pen and paper to collect pre-orders. One more sinister element of the day’s insanity is the rumored security breaches on AT&T’s website, which the company is now said to be looking into.
You'll recall that last week there was a bit of a stink made over personal details belonging to iPad 3G owners recieving data services from AT&T. According to the New York Times, AT&T spent the weekend apologizing to a horde of disgruntled iPad 3G users who suffered a data breach.
The FBI spoke on Thursday saying that it was going to begin looking as to what went awry in the AT&T security breach of iPad email addresses. Since then, AT&T has acknowledged the flaw on their site. Apparently about 114,000 iPad 3G users' emails were hacked.
Over the past few weeks, an AT&T security breach has been exposed on over 114,000 3G iPads. Goatse Security, the Hacker group that performed the atrocity, bragged about it to the Gawker network. The group apparently tinkered with an AT&T website-side script that would send them the e-mail addresses associated with the ICC-IDS of the SIM cards located in the iPads. The group then managed to collect a large number of personal information, including some high profile accounts like that of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.