According to Apple employees, on Tuesday, the company regulated its support staff to instantly put an end in processing AppleID password changes asked for over the telephone, right after identity hacking of Mat Honan, a Wired reporter, over the past weekend.
According to an anonymous employee of Apple with the knowldege of the situation, notified Wired that the over-the-phone password freeze would only last for one day. The worker supposed that the planned freeze was set up to provide Apple additional time to figure out if there are any security guidelines that are needed to be changed or modified.
The modification comes after a comparable security tightening up at Amazon, which closed a gap in the service systems of the customer that gave people a chance to acquire the management of an Amazon customer account, provided that the hacker knew the email address, name, and mailing address of the victim.
Apple stated that as of the present time, the systems do not permit them to reset their passwords.
Even though it’s apparent that the company is responding to the privacy weakness that surfaced with the hacking of the digital identity of Honan, it’s still not determined on what final policy change will come through. The officials from Apple refused to discuss if there are any planned permanent modifications to the security procedures of the company.