Amazon Closes Account Security Hole

Nathan Olivarez-Giles, writing for Gadget Lab:

On Tuesday, Amazon handed down to its customer service department a policy change that no longer allows people to call in and change account settings, such as credit cards or email addresses associated with its user accounts.

Amazon officials weren’t available for comment on the security changes, but during phone calls to Amazon customer service on Tuesday, representatives told us that the changes were sent out this morning and put in place for “your security.”

Now it’s Apple’s move.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012