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Hacker succeeds, forces Apple, Amazon to change security policies

•, Aloysius Low

The big news this week was the hijacking of Wired reporter Mat Honan's iCloud account. Honan was hacked via a security flaw in Apple and Amazon's security policies, which allowed the hacker to pretend to be him and obtain access to his email account and AppleID.

The hacker then proceeded to wipe his iPhone, iPad and MacBooks, all in an attempt to gain access to Honan's Twitter account, which has only three characters (@mat).

After recovering his account, Honan managed to chat with one of the hackers, who goes by the handle Phobia, and was told how the hack took place.

“You honestly can get into any email associated with Apple,” Phobia boasted to Honan in an email.

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