That’s what it looks like. Matt Honan claims a hacker was able to get access to his iCloud account — and from there, Gmail, Twitter, and potentially much more — by using some social engineering tricks on Apple Tech support. There are still a lot of details missing from this story, but it’s starting to sound like Apple bears the (mountain) lion’s share of the blame.

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  1. Sam Glover Sam Glover says:

    According to Honan’s debrief on Wired:

    It turns out, a billing address and the last four digits of a credit card number are the only two pieces of information anyone needs to get into your iCloud account. Once supplied, Apple will issue a temporary password, and that password grants access to iCloud.

    https://www.wired.com/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/

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