iPod Help me find the culprit...

wdogmedia

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Oct 12, 2004
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Kirkland, WA
So my cousin calls me today, panicked because he got charged for 200 iTMS song downloads that the didn't buy. He thought somebody had hacked into his computer, but in reality it turns out that his "secret question" for his account was really easy to figure out, so I told him that most likely one of his kids or friends sneaked in nabbed some free tunes.

He emailed Apple, who basically said they were sorry but he'd have to deal with his bank, which he did. I told him to change his password, change his secret question and reset the machine authorizations for his account. He's understandably pissed, but is there any way to find out who did this? Since the songs were downloaded to someone's computer, would there be some way to at least track the address they went to?

Thanks...
 

adrianblaine

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Oct 12, 2006
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I'm not sure on how to track down who did it, but he should change his password and question and then in his iTunes account de-authorize all computers to play the music and then re-authorize his own.

If anything they won't be able to play the songs...
 

davidg4781

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Oct 28, 2006
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I'm not sure on how to track down who did it, but he should change his password and question and then in his iTunes account de-authorize all computers to play the music and then re-authorize his own.

If anything they won't be able to play the songs...
How do you deauthorize all computers? I have 4 authorized right now, but I'm only using 2 (the other 2 are, I'm guessing, back when I reinstalled Windows or something). I wanted to clean all that up but I can't find the button.
 

hanschien

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Oct 2, 2006
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How do you deauthorize all computers? I have 4 authorized right now, but I'm only using 2 (the other 2 are, I'm guessing, back when I reinstalled Windows or something). I wanted to clean all that up but I can't find the button.
You can only deauthorize all computers when you have used up all 5 authorizations. IIRC, you can only do this once a year.
 

davidg4781

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Oct 28, 2006
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So I would have to find another computer to authorize, then I'll have that option?

Maybe I'll have to do another reinstall.