The recent AT&T data leak underscores the need for iPad security precautions.
A few simple steps can help protect confidential data.

AT&T apologized Sunday for a hack that exposed thousands of customers’ e-mail
addresses last week, and said it will work with law enforcement to prosecute
those responsible.

A hacker group called Goatse Security got about 114,000 e-mail addresses of
people including White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and New York Mayor
Michael Bloomberg by exploiting an authentication page on AT&T’s Web site. The
group found that the page would return an e-mail address associated with a
particular iPad if they entered the correct serial number for that iPad’s SIM
card. The group wrote code that would randomly generate serial numbers and query
the Web site until it got e-mail addresses back.

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