Lulzsec dumps 62,000 passwords online... why Apple needs 2-step verification NOW.

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by DeaconGraves, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    For those that haven't heard the news this morning: http://gizmodo.com/5812530/lulzsec-leaks-62000-emailpassword-combo-internet-goodie-bag


    So 62,000 e-mail and password combinations are out there right now. No one is certain from where, but there's been reports that the logins work for facebook accounts, WoW accounts, and various things in between.

    Thankfully my name didn't pop up on the list, but I'm going through and changing my passwords to some of the crucial things and adding two-step authentication where I can.

    Which brings me to Apple.

    Gmail offers two-step authentication, Facebook does too. As does paypal. Heck even World of Warcraft does.

    Apple continues to boast about how many accounts they have and how many credit cards are tied to those accounts. I'm thinking they need to put in two-step verification now. Not when Lion comes out, not when iCloud is released, but as soon as possible.

    The hacking community is on the rampage lately, for little reason other than for kicks. Apple needs to be proactive and protect its customers.
     
  2. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    I'm all clear too, but for a few moments there I was concerned.

    Thanks for the heads-up on this.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    No just apple but we consumers need to be much more protective of our passwords. Using a single password for all of our accounts just won't cut it.
     
  4. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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    Too Late

    Google beat Apple to it. I've been using their two step security since it was released. Jobs frail ego couldn't handle being second.

    Once again Google Innovates, while Apple only talks about it.

    Sad really, I remember when one could count on Apple.

    But that was then, and this is now.

    If there's less than an obscene profit in any endeavor Apples not interested.

    The greedy tired old man, needs to go.

    Sooner or later Apple the corporation has got to learn how to stand on their own or slip into a shadow of their former self.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Really. Google Innovates?? :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the link.
     
  6. DeaconGraves thread starter macrumors 65816

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    When it comes to security I don't care who does it first. I just want it done.
     
  7. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Find the list

    I clicked on the link supplied by OP. It took me to Gizmodo site, but I can't figure out how to find the actual list.

    Anybody know how to find the list?

    Thanks
     
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  9. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    If you guys read up a little on what happened you wouldn't be crying about 2 step authentication. You can have 17-step authentication, but if you're giving your private data to insecure hosts, may as well start packing.
     
  10. DeaconGraves thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I won't point to a link to the file, because I'm not sure how appreciative MacRumors would be of that. But Gizmodo now has an article set up where you can enter in your email address and it will run a search of the list.
     
  11. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    What does this gibberish even mean? Apple's been "standing on their own" for years now in terms of new products, etc. They're the most successful company in tech today.

    Or were you trying to say something else?
     
  12. LucasG macrumors regular

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    I still don't understand why Twitter hasn't disabled their account. They are obviously breaking the ToS, actually, they are breaking the law. Scared much Twitter? Can't handle a DDoS?
     
  13. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Thanks

    Thank you DeaconGraves.

    It was stupid of me to ask for the actual list - the whole idea is for the list NOT to be public!

    Oh, well - someday I'll catch on to all this.

    Thanks again...
     

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