“Incredibly sloppy security at one of Apple’s key suppliers exposed some of Cupertino’s most closely guarded secrets to anybody who could conduct a simple Google search,” Leander Kahney reports for Cult of Mac. “For months, one of Quanta Computer‘s internal databases could be accessed using usernames and a default password published in a PowerPoint presentation easily found on the Web.”
“The path to Quanta’s database started last September when, on the eve of the big Apple Watch launch event, an anonymous Reddit user posted drawings and details of the super-secret device,” Kahney reports. “The images showed a chunky square housing in two different sizes. Up to this point, no definitive leaks had occurred, and the Apple community was skeptical. It didn’t look like an Apple device. But the leak turned out to be true, and predicted many details revealed by Apple the following day.”
“The information was gleaned from photographs of one of Quanta’s internal PowerPoint presentations. The document is not the only one floating around online, either: Several other confidential Quanta documents have been published online, and at least one gives details and login information for an internal Quanta database containing detailed schematics that appear to show other upcoming Apple products,” Kahney reports. “The details can be found with a simple Google search.”
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