For the last twenty years, I've been trying to talk less. And now, this.
iOS Address Book Access
Marco Arment has an insightful look at how much unfettered access iOS apps have to users' address books
. This is not just a creepy breach-of-trust issue. I have numerous clients (and I'm sure a few readers) who store username/password combinations in their address book.
Until I discovered 1Password a few years ago
, I was guilty of something similar.
Speaking of password security:
Apple's password for a Foxconn account was apparently "foxconn2"
...Really, Apple!? If you can't use a more secure password than that, then how on earth are we going to convince the rest of the world to do it?