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Journo totally owned thanks to over-helpful iCloud support

Mat Honan is a living example of Journalism 2.0.

He’s influential in the social media whirl; he writes – or wrote – for Gizmodo; he used to be something-or-other at WIRED magazine; he lives in the Haight in San Francisco; he’s not afraid to say what he thinks about Google; he made a post-modern website about Barack Obama of which he’s inexplicably proud (the website, not POTUS); and he’s moderately keen on himself – but only moderately so, at least for a Journo 2.0.

Honan has also recently been the victim of a hack – a hack of the “why bother with security when I can talk my way past it” sort for which Kevin Mitnick achieved his infamy.

Indeed, some people will probably spend hours telling us that it doesn’t even qualify as a hack, although it effectively hacked Honan’s…

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