Friday, January 23, 2009

Wired Hacked! Reports of Steve Jobs' Death are Highly Exaggerated

Wired Magazine's website reported Steve Jobs' death last night.

More accurately, a hacker who put the bogus article on Wired's site did.

Wired took down the fake article in under two hours, but rumors had already started.

(More at "Steve Jobs' illness sparks new round of death rumours" (January 24, 2009).) (The date isn't a typo: I'm in North America, they're in Australia.)

Aside from being a case in point for maintaining good Internet security - and keeping an eye on your websites anyway - this shows the good sense behind "trust, but verify."

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