Lock down the Itunes!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Grim Tuesday, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    For all those who have iphones, and other ipod devices, your itunes account is in danger! Apparently, rogue devs have been been using their apps to hack peoples accounts, then buying more of their apps, and buying more and more, in hope to climb up the popularity ladder. People have lost anywhere from $3-$1400 (usually in the $90 range) from these ploys, and Apple is doing nothing to stop it. All they will do is tell people to change their passwords. Honestly, I don't know what to do.

    Source:
    http://thenextweb.com/apple/2010/07/04/app-store-hacked/

    List of dangerous apps:
    http://thenextweb.com/apple/2010/07/05/app-store-app-farm-steal-your-money/

    What to do:
    http://thenextweb.com/apple/2010/07/04/appstore-hack-itunes/
     
  2. Engineer

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    No worries, I don't have a credit card assigned to my iTunes account. But actually this is terrible. Mashable wrote that it was some Vietnamese dude. Yep - one guy.
     
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  3. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    No credit card assigned to my account, which is good.

    Also, I never download apps normally *ahem*
     
  4. eyefork

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    I thought the App Store existed to prevent things like this from happening.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. luxatile

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    Whoa... Better remove the CC info from my account. Even though I have only 4 apps, I guess you never know...
     
  6. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    Is one safe as long as there's no credit card info assigned to one's account? I don't have any bank stuff put in, but I just got a bunch of gift cards for graduation/birthday and don't want to lose all my new store credit to some hacker ... :(

    I also don't have any iPhone/iPod Touch-type apps - just a couple (now older) games for the "regular" iPod line. Does that make any difference?
     
  7. Pooluke41

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  8. Bermuda Cake

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    they might take everything else, but they'll never take good ol' puff.
     
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  9. Pooluke41

    Pooluke41 L5: Dapper Member

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    Puffm the magic dragon!
     
  10. Tapp

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    "Don't worry, apple is un-hackable. We're the most secure platform out there, and there are no viruses"
     
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