[OT] time to change your iTunes password?

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri Jan 7 12:12:11 CST 2011


I'm willing to bet that you will disable your account for a period of time if you type in the wrong username/password 10 times. Every reputable web site that requires security does this now to foil brute force bots. I cannot believe Apple would overlook that issue. 

Bob


On Jan 7, 2011, at 10:00 AM, Keith Clarke wrote:

> ...I still wonder whether this is evidence of Apple security being compromised (big problem for all) versus a simple numbers game exploiting user stupidity/laziness (more fool them). 
> 
> A web-crawler captures publicly listed email addresses, these then get tested as iTunes logins, coupled with the top-10 worst passwords. The surprising stat would be if there are merely 50,000 iTunes users that are that sufficiently stupid and/or lazy? 
> 
> There are probably more than 50,000 youtube videos showing monitors in the background that are covered in post-its with passwords and banking details! :-) 
> 




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