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Security flaw in Apple’s online store affected T-mobile customers

A security flaw in Apple’s online store exposed the account PINs of more than 72 million T-Mobile customers, according to BuzzFeed News

Security researchers Phobia and Nicholas “Convict” Ceraolo discovered the problem. They also found a similar flaw in the website for phone insurance company Asurion that exposed AT&T account PINs. 

Apple’s verification process while checking out allowed for infinite attempts at the account PIN, allowing hackers to continuously attempt gaining access to your account if you’re on the T-Mobile network. The problem may have been  due an engineering mistake made when linking a T-Mobile application programming interface to Apple’s website, Ceraolo said. 


Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.