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iPad 3G security breach!

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Ripplinghurst, Jun 9, 2010.

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    Link: gawker.com/5559346/

    Apple's Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed


    Uh, oh.



    Maybe we should blame AT&T more? However, Apple did choose AT&T, so...
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    Wonder what AT&T says about this...
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    That's about it? I don't think so. At the very least, it is known that

    a) those big shots do use those emails;
    b) they have an iPad 3G.
    c) hack their iPad, you access those guys files, contacts, mails and calendars.

    That makes the iPad that more of a target than before. To know that the White House and big shot military and big decision makers do use that device is big, IMHO.

    Remember when Hilary, others, went to China and the NSA couldn't believe how much trouble they had with Chinese hackers trying to hack phones and laptops? If they got this in two months, what else they won't get in the next several years? Guess the iPad is going to be a big target for hackers worldwide now.

    I'm sure Gates is happy seeing resources dedicated to hack Office and IExplorer are going to be devoted now to iPad and Safari.

    Finally, we don't know if there is more to it that what was disclosed, maybe for fear of a full blown FBI/NSA investigation. Who knows? Rahm Emmanuel, Obama's chief advisor, has one. That can't be good.

    Hope Jobs is furious and leave AT&T for good. Surely there must be an escape clause for rank amateurism when dealing with confidential customer's info?
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    POTUS has a BlackBerry. hope he doesn't keep the launch codes on it.
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    The only thing the hackers got access to is their e-mail addresses. An annoyance to be sure, but many of these people have throwaway e-mail addresses.
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    Well there's a silver lining to this cloud! As a result of the email account associated with my iPad being discovered, a certain Rev. Ezekial Mbutu was able to identify me as the rightful recipient of some $23,000,000.00 that he's holding for me in the National Bank of Nairobi.
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    lol figmo10. Still, as a 3G iPad account holder, this sucks.

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