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Researcher gets 41 months in jail for revealing AT&T’s iPad security hole

As it turned out, the security flaw in AT&T’s iPad portal was so severe that his little program ended up netting email addresses for folks like former White House Chief of Staff Rham Emanuel, New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to Gawker, which broke the story after receiving a cache of data from a source they were unable to fully identify.

 

Researcher gets 41 months in jail for revealing AT&T’s iPad security hole (via Raw Story )

A security researcher who warned AT&T about a gaping hole in how the company’s website handles data requests from iPads will spend the next 41 months in jail for hacking, a judge ruled Monday according to Wired. The so-called “hacker,” 26-year-old Andrew Auernheimer, discovered in 2010 that AT…

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