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More crack reporting from cnet
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Jul 5, 2010, 10:31 AM
Reports: iTunes accounts, App Store hacked | Apple - CNET News

It would be nice if they learned the definition of the work hacked. It would also be nice if they discussed the root of the problem which is people using week passwords that are easy to get through social engineering.
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Jul 5, 2010, 10:40 AM
Well, CNET's stance on Apple is pretty clear.

Despite roaring sales for its new products, Apple has been getting a bit bruised lately. Among other things, the company's most-recent knock 'em dead gadget, the iPhone 4, has had reception problems; the company's response to the issue has been widely lampooned in the press; Apple faces a challenge from Google's Android operating system in the mobile arena; its policy regarding submissions to the iPhone App Store and its refusal to make the iPhone and iPad compatible with Adobe's widespread Flash software have been seen by some as a sign of control-freak tendencies; and the company's media policies have reportedly captured the notice of antitrust authorities.
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Jul 5, 2010, 12:03 PM
The first comment on that article is right to the point-"hacked" user accounts are almost always the result of lax USER security. Passwords like "password," using the same password on everything, and just plain not paying attention while using that password are user problems. NOT Apple problems.

CNET used to be pretty good at reporting. I guess they lost their reporting edge when Soledad O'Brien moved on to NBC...

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Jul 5, 2010, 12:16 PM
If sites keep this up, sounds like my previous thread may become a regular occurrence.

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