Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Yes, I Was Hacked. Hard.

Mat Honan’s entire setup—including his iPhone, iPad, laptop, and his web accounts—got cracked wide open last night. He’s lost a year’s worth of photos, emails, music, and other precious data. Based on the post, he was as secure as you or I are, and yet this didn’t stop the hackers. That’s brutal, and frightening.

I use a lot of different passwords for different things, but I don’t know how secure I am any more. As far as he knows, there wasn’t a particular reason or motive behind this attack. It’s probably just dicks being dicks.