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How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to Mat Honan's Epic Hacking

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year and a half ago

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An anonymous reader writes "The story behind the hacking of Mat Honan's multiple accounts has been revealed and points to massive failures in how Amazon and Apple handle password recovery. Accounts for both sites can be easily accessed with simple to find publically available information. If you ask me, both companies should be liable for violating privacy laws."
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I was goint post as myself BUT (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40901807)

I was going to post as myself but did not want to expose
my slash dot account as it might be the next chink
in the armor to expose my passport information.

Misuse of that would put me on a do not fly list
so I would not be able to fly to Northern _____ and
gain access to my secret stash of survival gear.

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