iPad owners’ email addresses exposed: let’s stay calm

Graham Cluley

One of the hottest security news story today revolves around the news that a weakness on AT&T’s website allowed outsiders to grab the email addresses of early adopters of the Apple iPad – at least those who had chosen to subscribe via AT&T.

The news was broken as an “exclusive” by Gawker in a story entitled “Apple’s Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed”.

As my fellow blogger Paul Ducklin points out, it’s Gawker’s lead story right now – alongside continuing coverage of Debrahlee Lorenzana, the so-called “Hottie Banker” who alleges that she was sacked from her job at Citibank because she was too sexily distracting for her male co-workers.

If you can divert yourself away from Debrahlee Lorenzana’s charms for a second to read the Gawker story you’ll find that it…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.