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Originally Posted by poseidon79 oh no! Someone is going to break into my house and not steal my computer... But use my facetime beta and change my itunes password! *runs
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    Quote Originally Posted by poseidon79 View Post
    oh no! Someone is going to break into my house and not steal my computer... But use my facetime beta and change my itunes password! *runs home to put extra locks on my doors*

    edit: If you see someone on a mac in a coffee shop get up to get their latte refilled sneak over and change their password real quick!

    This "security" concern is retarded.
    lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
    ********. Anytime that a password can be changed without entering the old one first is a security threat, physical access required or not. Especially when it's a two second change and you have to have a credit card on file for an account to be created. Most people are too stupid to follow good security practices to begin with. Have you been a victim of ID theft? I can tell you, something this innocent doesn't seem like much, but there are some real assholes in the world. Doesn't take much to completely ruin someone financially. My Dad had his personal info stolen off a simple check and 5 years later is still suffering the consequences. Strangely enough, it was required he put certain info on that check and that's what caused it. Having something this easily found is a big deal.
    But think /critically/ of the logistics of this actually happening. That was the point of my rather sarcastic earlier post which people are taking entirely too seriously lol.

    To the person who said a "friends house" is a shared environment. Are you really scared of a friend coming over and changing your iTunes password and then doing what... downloading stuff from iTunes on his devices with your $$? If that's the case that person is not a friend and you should hide ALL your valuables anytime he/she comes over! Again the idea of that is just ridiculous.

    For the ultraparanoid people out there I would like a real world /believable/ instance where this would be an issue. Most security threats are from remote hackers.. this is something that must be done physically at your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    But think /critically/ of the logistics of this actually happening. That was the point of my rather sarcastic earlier post which people are taking entirely too seriously lol.

    To the person who said a "friends house" is a shared environment. Are you really scared of a friend coming over and changing your iTunes password and then doing what... downloading stuff from iTunes on his devices with your $$? If that's the case that person is not a friend and you should hide ALL your valuables anytime he/she comes over! Again the idea of that is just ridiculous.

    For the ultraparanoid people out there I would like a real world /believable/ instance where this would be an issue. Most security threats are from remote hackers.. this is something that must be done physically at your machine.
    True but say your machine is stolen. I have a password on things that contains info that could be dangerous. As soon as they do this, change the password in FaceTime, they have my credit card info. That simple. Which is required to have an iTunes account. They can do more dangerous things than buy crap off iTunes with it. It's a very small problem, but inexcusable. There isn't a program that I've ever seen that you could change a password without the old one on any computer I've ever touched. This should have never happened, beta or not. Especially for a system that boasts less security issues than it's competitors. And just because you're out at a friends place doesn't mean their siblings are your friends either. I've been stabbed in the back by a friends brother, just because they are your friends doesn't mean their housemates are and most of the time you don't know until it's too late.
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    I like how the first ten posts were people letting us know this was a beta and this is what happens. Thanks for every one pointing that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
    I've been stabbed in the back by a friends brother, just because they are your friends doesn't mean their housemates are and most of the time you don't know until it's too late.
    WTF kind of people do you hang around with? Really, you should get some different friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhamien View Post
    WTF kind of people do you hang around with? Really, you should get some different friends.
    Did you read what he said? He said his friends brother you POS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
    Did you read what he said? He said his friends brother you POS!
    Control your temper, kid. How exactly does that change anything? If someone's brother stabs you, it's time to find some different people to hang out with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
    True but say your machine is stolen. I have a password on things that contains info that could be dangerous. As soon as they do this, change the password in FaceTime, they have my credit card info. That simple. Which is required to have an iTunes account. They can do more dangerous things than buy crap off iTunes with it. It's a very small problem, but inexcusable. There isn't a program that I've ever seen that you could change a password without the old one on any computer I've ever touched. This should have never happened, beta or not. Especially for a system that boasts less security issues than it's competitors. And just because you're out at a friends place doesn't mean their siblings are your friends either. I've been stabbed in the back by a friends brother, just because they are your friends doesn't mean their housemates are and most of the time you don't know until it's too late.
    Your iTunes password doesn't mean they get your CC info.. When I look at my account info it just gives the last 4 numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhamien View Post
    Control your temper, kid. How exactly does that change anything? If someone's brother stabs you, it's time to find some different people to hang out with.
    You said that he needed new friends. I was pointing out that it wasn't his friend that was an a-hole, but his brother. I think it's time for you to go jump on daddy's lap, ok lil boy?

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    Is there going to be a windows version of facetime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
    Beta = room for improvement and flaws!
    Exactly. I think face time for Mac was a great idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
    You said that he needed new friends. I was pointing out that it wasn't his friend that was an a-hole, but his brother. I think it's time for you to go jump on daddy's lap, ok lil boy?
    I think you're getting a bit too fired up here. Relax. Welcome to the Internet. Enjoy your stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotFIVE View Post
    I think you're getting a bit too fired up here. Relax. Welcome to the Internet. Enjoy your stay.
    Too fired up? LMAO californians are weird...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonupwr View Post
    Too fired up? LMAO californians are weird...
    You know it.

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    does my mac have to be jailbroken to use facetime on it?? please help im new to this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    But think /critically/ of the logistics of this actually happening. That was the point of my rather sarcastic earlier post which people are taking entirely too seriously lol.

    To the person who said a "friends house" is a shared environment. Are you really scared of a friend coming over and changing your iTunes password and then doing what... downloading stuff from iTunes on his devices with your $$? If that's the case that person is not a friend and you should hide ALL your valuables anytime he/she comes over! Again the idea of that is just ridiculous.

    For the ultraparanoid people out there I would like a real world /believable/ instance where this would be an issue. Most security threats are from remote hackers.. this is something that must be done physically at your machine.
    Can I use your mac for a moment? I want to see what a mac is? I dont know nothing about that... Im a friendly guy, can I? By the way can you find me a cup of water please?

    I can be your best friend, that dont means you know everything about me... (just an example) Im an angel.

    You can be hacked in a lot of ways, remotely, just looking at your trash can, giving him a ride on your car, just talking to you in person or online, or even in your face. Be careful, I think you are an easy fishy. Not paranoid, welcome to the real world. Im a computer technician, if you need to fix your mac let me know, I can fix it for you. (just another example) Im a computer tech for real and you know how many mac clients I got in one year? Hopefuly I dont do those things. (just to open your mind, eyes and ears).
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    Quote Originally Posted by seankamal View Post
    does my mac have to be jailbroken to use facetime on it?? please help im new to this..


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