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Oddly enough, this same thing happened to me from Thurs to Friday.  Various contacts of mine got spam emails from my me.com address, even though I never use it (it's only linked to my Apple ID account).  I'm guessing now it was only those in my iCloud contacts since not everyone got the spam.  The emails were along the same lines however.  It got to a point that my password was changed.  I had to use the reset password process to get back into my account.  The next day it was changed again on me to the point I had to again reset it.  I ended up having to change my Apple ID completely and so far things seem to be good again.

 

Unfortunately, I don't this this issue is a joke as something is amiss on the iCloud security side.  I've never had any of my accounts hacked until now and I don't use simple passwords nor dictionary words.  I'm hoping it was only for a small share of us users, but hopefully Apple investigates this issue.

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Oddly enough, this same thing happened to me from Thurs to Friday.  Various contacts of mine got spam emails from my me.com address, even though I never use it (it's only linked to my Apple ID account).  I'm guessing now it was only those in my iCloud contacts since not everyone got the spam.  The emails were along the same lines however.  It got to a point that my password was changed.  I had to use the reset password process to get back into my account.  The next day it was changed again on me to the point I had to again reset it.  I ended up having to change my Apple ID completely and so far things seem to be good again.

 

Unfortunately, I don't this this issue is a joke as something is amiss on the iCloud security side.  I've never had any of my accounts hacked until now and I don't use simple passwords nor dictionary words.  I'm hoping it was only for a small share of us users, but hopefully Apple investigates this issue.

 

Why am I not believing this?  If your password got changed by someone who hijacked your account through social engineering, or true hacking, you would no longer have access to it anymore, so you couldn't re-change the password.  Anyone smart enough to change your password on you would also change the secondary address, credit card info and security questions to lock you out forever (right after they raped the credit card for transferrable iTunes credit). Since you mention none of this, I think we can safely assume none of that happened, so no you weren't hacked by anyone.

 

As I posted earlier, no hacking is necessary to send email spoofed with your email address. Since bootleg spam address lists are truly gigantic the fact few real contacts also got emails from your spoofed address are statistically reasonable. Now if EVERYONE on your contacts list got he same spam from aspoofed-you you might have had a real problem.  But without that you are just ignorant of what the real problems and probabilities of spoofing related actions are.

 

Since that isn't what you said, and your first paragraph has so many holes from the standpoint of what would have happened had your account really been hacked that it's not reasonably probable, I think we can just agree to disagree and I'll ask you to not make stuff up anymore.

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Why should you not type in real answers to security questions?  If proper questions are used then the information isn't readily discoverable at least no more so than a random answer.

Really? Most security questions are laughably easy to answer for just about anyone - go ahead and answer 'em if you like. My point was aimed at those complaining that the questions Apple was asking were too easy to guess. Instead of fussing at Apple to change the questions, it's far easier (and far more secure) to just change the way you answer them....
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Perhaps he's not as overzealous as he thinks?

 

http://xkcd.com/936/

 

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That is the most amusing read I have had for the day! I guess it is just about time for us to start using common words in passwords again. Geesh. I sometimes forget the passowords I make for certain sites.

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