Apple is beefing up security for resetting user passwords after a journalist wrote about a hack affecting his personal data, highlighting possible weaknesses in the system protecting more than 400 million user accounts. The company is temporarily suspending the ability to reset AppleID passwords over the phone while it takes steps to make the procedure more secure, said Natalie Kerris, a spokeswoman for Cupertino, California-based Apple. Mat Honan, a reporter for Wired, wrote this week that hackers gained access to his account, erasing pictures and other data from his iPhone, iPad and MacBook, after resetting his password over the phone. Read the full story at Business Week.
Apple Boosts Security for Resetting Passwords After Hack
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