Celebrity photo hack clouds Apple’s product launch

EtienneK

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Apple are really missing Steve. He would have blamed the celebrities for posting their pictures wrong. None of this apologetic crap.
 

Paul_S

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I doubt it will have any effect on sales.
I know plenty of people in business circles who go the Apple route simply because it's a fashion statement (Oh look! I'm cool! I'm trendy! I'm l33t!).

In an enterprise environment Apple products are a pain in the ass to support because Apple have their own way of doing things and assume that you will modify your infrastructure and network to suite their technology.
 

kianm

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Some security experts faulted Apple for failing to make its devices and software easier to secure through two-factor authentication, which requires a separate verification code after users log in initially
There is a difficult task of striking a balance between security and convenience.
 

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People are being slaughtered all over the world and the webz are getting excited because some hollywood slapper decided to take a pic of her koekenaap........ :rolleyes:
 

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There is a difficult task of striking a balance between security and convenience.
You mean it's a difficult task to strike a balance between smart and dumb users.

Smart user = complex passwords at least 8 characters long
Dumb user = my pet's name, my birthday, my favourite colour, password123, etc.

This was a dictionary attack which means that complex passwords were not enforced by Apple and there were no retry limits (e.g. Max 5 attempts within 1 hour before temporary lockout) in place either.
 

kianm

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You mean it's a difficult task to strike a balance between smart and dumb users.

Smart user = complex passwords at least 8 characters long
Dumb user = my pet's name, my birthday, my favourite colour, password123, etc.

This was a dictionary attack which means that complex passwords were not enforced by Apple and there were no retry limits (e.g. Max 5 attempts within 1 hour before temporary lockout) in place either.
Yeah unfortunately there is more dump users than smart ones and the dump ones would make a big fuss/noise about complex passwords and retry attempts limits 2 factor auth and so forth. They expect total lazy @55 convenience but we know that costs you security
 
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