» Honan’s hacking

Mat Honan:

Apple tech support confirmed to me twice over the weekend that all you need to access someone’s AppleID is the associated e-mail address, a credit card number, the billing address, and the last four digits of a credit card on file. I was very clear about this. During my second tech support call to AppleCare, the representative confirmed this to me. “That’s really all you have to have to verify something with us,” he said.

Fortunately, I use an American Express Obsidian card that doesn’t have numbers on it but the DNA of 16 celebrities, Olympians and world leaders.



Kudos to Mat for going through this step by step. I would have just crawled into a hole with a bottle of gin and never come out again.