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Password Reuse Could Hold Key to iTunes Hack

Following recent revelations regarding Apple apps developers using hacked accounts to boost ratings, speculation has increased surrounding just how the accounts were compromised. Researchers at F-Secure view the matter as relatively simple, as figuring out the password to iTunes could be as simple as accessing the email password of the target.

According to a recent F-Secure survey, 20 percent of people use the same password for everything. A majority of users either utilize some sort of logic for their passwords in order to remember them or write the password on a note.

While a hacked iTunes account may not seem grave, the account is often linked to a credit card.

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