Following recent revelations regarding Apple apps developers using hacked accounts to boost ratings, speculation has increased surrounding just how the accounts were compromised. Researchers at F-Secure view the matter as relatively simple, as figuring out the password to iTunes could be as simple as accessing the email password of the target.
According to a recent F-Secure survey, 20 percent of people use the same password for everything. A majority of users either utilize some sort of logic for their passwords in order to remember them or write the password on a note.
While a hacked iTunes account may not seem grave, the account is often linked to a credit card.