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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:53 AM

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A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They—and every other buyer of the cellular-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.

The breach, which comes just weeks after an Apple employee lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, exposed the most exclusive email list on the planet, a collection of early-adopter iPad 3G subscribers that includes thousands of A-listers in finance, politics and media, from New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson to Diane Sawyer of ABC News to film mogul Harvey Weinstein to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It even appears that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's information was compromised.

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It doesn't stop there. According to the data we were given by the web security group that exploited vulnerabilities on the AT&T network, we believe 114,000 user accounts have been compromised, although it's possible that confidential information about every iPad 3G owner in the U.S. has been exposed.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:14 AM

Lol! Told you iPad was bad.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:15 AM

This is not Apple's fault and the iPad isn't bad. iPad is the best tablet on the market. Period. Gawker hates Apple for some reason. It's starting to get very tiring seeing so much hate on Apple because they are kicking everyone's a$$ in the industry. Before this people would say Apple has great products, but who owns the market share. Now that Apple IS the largest tech company, people have to find another thing to attack them on.

Please haters shut the **** up and admit defeat.

Apple rules! Not because I just want to say it, because they make great products and their products speak for themselves.

Edited by yanike, 10 June 2010 - 08:25 AM.


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:39 AM

This is not Apple's fault and the iPad isn't bad. iPad is the best tablet on the market. Period. Gawker hates Apple for some reason. It's starting to get very tiring seeing so much hate on Apple because they are kicking everyone's a$$ in the industry. Before this people would say Apple has great products, but who owns the market share. Now that Apple IS the largest tech company, people have to find another thing to attack them on.

Please haters shut the **** up and admit defeat.

Apple rules! Not because I just want to say it, because they make great products and their products speak for themselves.

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There's always going to be people with a different opinion than you, and they're allowed to express it, as you are. Don't tell them to shut the **** up.

And wow at the news. Is AT&T dodgy all the time? No idea what they're like (Australian)

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:32 AM

This is not Apple's fault and the iPad isn't bad. iPad is the best tablet on the market. Period. Gawker hates Apple for some reason. It's starting to get very tiring seeing so much hate on Apple because they are kicking everyone's a$$ in the industry. Before this people would say Apple has great products, but who owns the market share. Now that Apple IS the largest tech company, people have to find another thing to attack them on.

Please haters shut the **** up and admit defeat.

Apple rules! Not because I just want to say it, because they make great products and their products speak for themselves.


And you aren't a fanboi right? :rolleyes:

Though if anyone actually reads the article before getting all fanboi-ish or hater-ish on Apple, it was ATT's fault, not Apple, they just caught up in it for the fact that they didn't secure the iPad down 100%.... go figure, no company can ever securely lock down a system from attackers, and that is true for all large companies whether it be Apple or Microsoft. The both constantly roll out security patches, as threats evolve, defense evolves.. it's the way it's played. ATT screwed up, Apple messed up, get over it, shit happens. Every time something happens, everyone gets riled up for no good damn reason. <_<

#6 Liskiller

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:39 AM

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Afzal was just joking. Calm down man. :D

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:28 PM

Oh yeah, Apple rules...

TO HELL.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:44 PM

sounds more like a bad AT&T more so than Apple. But both are to blame. You cal always expect this stuff from first release of anything, not all of the bugs are out, and some one will exploit them. Always wait for second gen, or a sp1 or such.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:49 PM

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Afzal was just joking. Calm down man. :D


No. No. I wasn't telling Afzal off. I'm talking about Gawker and the other big sources that have been bashing Apple for years. They always want Apple to FAIL and Apple always ends up succeeding.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:51 PM

Oh yeah, Apple rules...

TO HELL.


Yep. To get the ones M$ left there and bringing them back to Heaven.



There's always going to be people with a different opinion than you, and they're allowed to express it, as you are. Don't tell them to shut the **** up.


I was saying that to Gawker. I'm sorry, but after awhile you get sick and tired of the hating for no reason. Apple has done a great job over the years and people need to stop doubting them the way they do. People always hate on ones making moves and trying new things. In this world, you are loved if nothing and hated if something.

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#11 Afzal

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:11 PM

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Afzal was just joking. Calm down man. :D


ahahhahaha :P No I wasn't :P :P

@yanike, they use vague words in their descriptions (magical, revolutional, best desktop OS, better hardware (my ass!), "doesn't get PC viruses", but "runs windows!" Lol)

that's why I hate them, how about actually telling the user what it does for a change.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:27 AM


@yanike
Afzal was just joking. Calm down man. :D


No. No. I wasn't telling Afzal off. I'm talking about Gawker and the other big sources that have been bashing Apple for years. They always want Apple to FAIL and Apple always ends up succeeding.


Gawker bashing Apple for a couple years since when?

I yet to find any news source that isn't an Apple fanboy.

Gawker has had a change of tune recently due to the Apple lawsuit.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:29 AM

@yanike, they use vague words in their descriptions (magical, revolutional, best desktop OS, better hardware (my ass!), "doesn't get PC viruses", but "runs windows!" Lol)

that's why I hate them, how about actually telling the user what it does for a change.


They do. I'm sorry and I don't know why you won't accept the fact that Apple products are magical, revolutionary and they do have the best desktop OS AND MOBILE OS and hardware.

Majority of my lif, so far still young, has been on a Windows Desktop Environment. I'm glad that the first computer I ever owned was a mac for a short period of time before it was stolen. Even back then, I thought it was magical because it did things PCs didn't. Even today Apple breaks the barriers. You all get so caught up in M$ and PC traps, it's ridiculous.

Apple is the King at bringing new ideas and reinventing ideas. Period. Their Desktop blows Microsofts crap out of the water. To date, Microsoft is known and will be known as the WORST security OS. Macs don't get PC Virus. If you run Windows, then yeah I can see your point, but still it makes a big difference if you are visting www.winmatrix.com or www.smackmammasass.com (don't know it that site was real just mentioning porn).

The thing I'm trying to say is that Apple either brings it first and it's great or they bring it later and it's better than anything on the market. And you can't call me a liar, because the market even says so. In the long run, Apple's great products have spoken and spoken loudly why they ARE the best. lol Even other companies need to use their product's name to get exposure.

Even on WinMatrix and NeoWin (Windows started sites), even now how more articles on Apple. Hey, if you are talking about, it must be doing something right.

P.S. I love how on here you can post something very evil or not true about Apple and get a billion +1s, but if you post something great about one of their products, people will look down on you.


I will say Hackintosh runs beautifully with the right PC and OSX Distribution.


Edited by yanike, 11 June 2010 - 07:39 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:29 AM

^^^ Thank you yanike. I needed the dose of laughter :D

If an iPod is better than any other Android or Maemo phone just because it has more apps. Then Windows is infinitely better than an OS X. Checkmate.

Edited by Afzal, 11 June 2010 - 08:30 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:02 AM

^^^ Thank you yanike. I needed the dose of laughter :D

If an iPod is better than any other Android or Maemo phone just because it has more apps. Then Windows is infinitely better than an OS X. Checkmate.


lol! Thanks for the laugh back. You are checkmating with a broken piece and you don't even have the game yet. I have a safe square to move to and you don't see the Knight around the corner. Windows has nice software as well, but Mac's software delivers a better finish and their software is great. Windows has a lot of software, but they mainly are the same thing. Then again with the right software and hard work you can pull of the same and even better quality on Windows vise versa. I bet people reading these debates are lost like a cell phone in an open field with no signal.

I guess it all comes down to the person working on the system.

I ain't going to lie, you make me want to play you in a game of chess now. lol!

Edited by yanike, 11 June 2010 - 09:08 AM.


#16 Afzal

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:04 AM

name the site and we can play :D

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:18 AM

name the site and we can play :D


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bring your A-Game. yanike5 is my screen name.

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#18 Afzal

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:07 AM

^^ challenge sent... edit: nvm

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#19 yanike

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:13 AM

^^ challenge sent


Aite. I got more than 5 games going. I'll open another for ya.

#20 awesomeo4000

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:33 PM

Windows has a lot of software, but they mainly are the same thing.

There's nothing wrong with variety ;)

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