NEWS: Hackers steal Apple App Store account IDs, passwords to make illicit purchases

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  1. 199708 macrumors 6502

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    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/national/news/20110725p2a00m0na006000c.html


    eeek, Just come up in my news feed. I guess the bigger the app store becomes, the more hackers will want in on the game.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. srxtr macrumors 6502a

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    Or "12345"
     
  4. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    Woah, that's the same combination I have on my luggage! :p
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You mean your previously owned luggage.
     
  6. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Yawn. Not this again. Are people really that stupid to use generic dictionary words as a password?

    It may be harsh but some people need to get hacked so they learn a lesson on security. Just stick a friggin number after the word. is it really that hard?
     
  7. RobertsonCrusoe macrumors member

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    or a number, random character and symbol in the middle of the word works well :)
     
  8. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    i just changed mine to pa55w0rd.. let's see if they can hack that! :D
     
  9. RobertsonCrusoe macrumors member

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    should change it again to 9@55w07d :)
     
  10. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Exactly! :)
     
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