"Fanbois have been able to secure their Apple accounts with a two-step login process since March"
So people who own Apples are all fanbois?
Journalism fail. Try facts next time.
Apple's two-factor authentication system does not protect users' private files backed up to the iCloud, it is claimed. Fanbois have been able to secure their Apple accounts with a two-step login process since March: these accounts are important because they are used to bung or retrieve backups into and out of Cupertino's …
No, though he may mean it, he doesn't say it. Fanbois have been able to do it since march. As have non fanbois. It is like the statement, all fire engines are red - that doesn't mean if it is red it is a fire engine. (and yes, not all fire engines are red)
This is The Register. Where every commentard with an Apple is a Fanboi, every Linux user has a beard/socks/sandals, and every Oracle user sacrifices goats to Larry Ellison each week. All Yahoo! stories have exclamation marks! All Facebook stories contain the word "bitch", and all Google stories have some combination of chocolate factory, oompah-loompah and privacy-hating. That's the way things go round here, are you not used to it yet?
Obviously if you are restoring from the cloud, your original device has failed, and you can't use its presence for authentication. We have a compromise between ease of use and security. Still better than nothing. For proper 2 factor authentication we'll use the impending secure fingerprint scanner in every IOS device. Then the crooks will need to chop off your finger instead of stealing your iPhone. They'll have got the password by threatening to chop off your finger.
Blather. Apple has a plan. The Microsoft plan.
Do nothing until the majority of major clients bitch and get ready to switch to another OS. THEN do something half-assed. If that fails, do something quarter assed.
Eventually, one might get to do something right.
But, it hasn't happened yet.
Yes because Apple products are havens for Mal-ware and viruses.
Wait, that's Windows. Oops.
Seven years of Mac, and I run a virus scan once a year, if I need it or not.
Still nothing. How is that Android Mal-ware doing? Still epidemic?
Want to see butthurt Fanbois? Watch the thumbs down this gets.
Uh huh. So, you never were infected by a "zero day" that had seven years longevity and was found and reported by the US government?
I'm sure you don't know about what I'm talking about, but those who monitor patches would've noticed the number of antiquated, but supported systems with one singular bug that was patched a year and change or so ago.
(Yes, two replies, forum needs a bloody Edit button.)
A shame you didn't choose to follow the report link in the article you quoted. If you had, you might have found this:
It features gems such as:
It believes Android’s growth — especially in regions such as China and Russia with “less secure” third party app markets — is a more likely explanation for the malware surge than malware makers finding a way to circumvent Google’s Play Store scanning system.
In other words, exactly the same situation as Apple users that download and install malware laden programs by entering their password, which we all rightfully shrug off as user error. Oh dear, installing stuff from dodgy sources might get you infected? Who'd have thunk it? Meanwhile, malware from the Play Store has precipitously dropped in quantity.
Good thing this isn't a tyre shop, you'd need a lot of weights to balance properly.
Blather. I personally use a handful of OS's, depending on need and task needs.
They range from Windows to Mac OS X to *bsd, Solaris and Linux.
The majority prevalent OS will have the lion's share of malware. As Linux and OS X soared a bit, the malware spread to those platforms.
But, do let's engage on revisionist history and ignore the fucking reality.