Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Steve Jobs is dead - the state of computer security is sorry


The late Steve Jobs, left, interviewed
together with Bill Gates,
at D5 conference in 2007

Ok, hopefully no-one died from heart attacks reading this yet, but it's just a bad joke. When covering the Apple Keynote in the Macworld conference today, the extremely popular web site Mac Rumors got its live coverage web site hacked by people crediting Anonymous / 4chan.

No shadow on Mac Rumors staff really, since in my opinion computer security in general is in a very sorry state. I want to carry on writing on this topic soon, but be sure, it was Mac Rumors today, it can very well be your site or service tomorrow. It's not a matter of some being more vulnerable than others - if you are unlucky to be targeted, you are very likely to get huge trouble.

Stitched screenshot of the defaced live stream below:

A yawn or not, Macworld is still receiving a lot of coverage in the press, such as here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Be back later for more of my rants and info about the hack.