Tue, Aug 24 2010 12:12
Phishing Likely Behind Reports of iTunes Security Hole
Phishing Likely Behind Reports of iTunes Security Hole | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD:
I would be so bold to say that I am a savvy person, and I know I have not clicked on any phishing scams. I can also say that I scanned all of the computers in my possession and short of some new backdoor that is unknown, I challenge the view that this issue is bot related. If so ...why in the world take "just" the iTunes access?
I did have my paypal account hooked to the iTunes. Mind you it was relatively recently that I had hooked it to Paypal in a mistaken idea that that was safer than having my credit card in there. So I challenge the idea that this is my fault and gullible users were at play here.
"Phishing likely behind reports of iTunes Security hole"
iTunes users often don't know how their accounts were compromised, but it seems that many are simply handing out their user names and passwords without realizing it. Sometimes, they're doing so in hopes of getting a good deal -- by buying unauthorized iTunes gift codes online, for example.
Sorry folks I didn't drop off the turnip truck yesterday. I had mine hacked for $60 via paypal and phishing was NOT behind my issue. Now then apple does send an email when your password is reset.
Bottom line there is 'something' still at play here and Phishing is so not it. I know what I click on, I know what I enter, I do not buy iTunes gift codes online. Keep digging journalists out there because you are doing a disservice to your readers to keep blowing us off.
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