Apple iCloud Security Breach

In the wake of massive nude photos leak, Apple adds another layer to iCloud security

By on September 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

In the wake of massive nude photos leak, Apple adds another layer to iCloud security

Apple has insisted that iCloud has no real security issues, although that hasn’t stopped the company from putting more security measures in place to keep its users’ data safe anyway. MacRumors reports that Apple is now sending out email alerts whenever you or anyone else tries to log into your iCloud account on a web browser. MacRumors notes that “the alerts are being sent out even if the specific browser has been used previously to access iCloud, but this is presumably a one-time measure that will not be repeated for future logins with that combination of browser and machine.” More →

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Tim Cook on iCloud Security

Tim Cook vows to improve iCloud security, prevent future ‘nudegates’

By on September 5, 2014 at 11:33 AM.

Tim Cook vows to improve iCloud security, prevent future ‘nudegates’

One of the downsides of so many celebrities using your devices is that you’ll share the blame when anything privacy-related affects them. Apple’s iCloud services have been blamed for the hack that resulted in multiple celebrities having their nude pictures leaked all over the Internet, although Apple later revealed that it wasn’t a widespread iCloud hack that’s actually to blame for the huge personal data leak, but rather other factors that are independent from Apple’s iCloud security measures. More →

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Celebrities Nude Pictures Malware

There’s something phishy about those nude photos you might be looking for

By on September 4, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

There’s something phishy about those nude photos you might be looking for

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, you’ve probably heard that quite a few celebrities have had their personal iCloud accounts hacked into, with thieves being able to retrieve compromising pictures and videos from existing cloud backups. Some hackers apparently did it just for the fun of it, while others did it for the money. Other hackers, meanwhile, might be trying to profit from the increased interest in celebrities’ nude photos by attempting to use their notoriety to engage in phishing attacks. More →

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BlackBerry Vs. Apple Security

Apple’s iCloud woes have BlackBerry smelling blood

By on September 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Apple’s iCloud woes have BlackBerry smelling blood

We already knew that BlackBerry has been having a good time watching Apple try to shore up its reputation for security following the massive celebrity iCloud photo hack. But now John Chen’s feisty underdog has taken things a step further and written a full post on its company blog explaining why everyone should have listened to BlackBerry all these years about the importance of mobile security. More →

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Android Malware Apps

It’s time to get serious about mobile security: Here’s how to protect your Android phone

By on September 4, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

It’s time to get serious about mobile security: Here’s how to protect your Android phone

Unfortunate though it may be, the simple fact is that most of us don’t take mobile security as seriously as we should. The idea of running a PC without antivirus software and malware protection is crazy to most people, but Android devices and other smartphones and tablets are the new frontier for hackers and malicious software makers looking to steal your private data.

It’s time to get serious about mobile security. More →

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BlackBerry Vs. Apple iCloud Hack

BlackBerry knows how angry iCloud hacking victims could have saved themselves lots of trouble

By on September 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

BlackBerry knows how angry iCloud hacking victims could have saved themselves lots of trouble

Sure, the iPhone might have paved the way for the collapse of BlackBerry’s once-dominant handset business but that doesn’t mean the company won’t occasionally get the opportunity to laugh at its longtime tormentor. More →

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iCloud Nude Celebrities Photos Hack

Law enforcement iCloud hacking tool used in Jennifer Lawrence nude photos theft

By on September 3, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

Law enforcement iCloud hacking tool used in Jennifer Lawrence nude photos theft

Apple on Tuesday confirmed that various celebrities using iPhones have had their iTunes accounts hacked by third parties who managed to steal sensitive information including nude pictures and videos, but revealed that a massive iCloud security issue isn’t to blame. Instead, attackers used other means of associating user names and passwords to get into their targets’ iCloud accounts. Wired has learned more details about the massive hack, revealing that a law enforcement tool may have been used in the attacks. More →

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Home Depot Credit Card Theft

Home Depot appears to be the next victim of massive credit card theft

By on September 3, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Home Depot appears to be the next victim of massive credit card theft

Home Depot might be the next victim of a massive cyberattack, Krebs on Security and The Wall Street Journal report, although specific details have not been offered by the company yet. More →

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Apple iCloud Nude Celebrity Pictures Hack

Apple provides key new details on the massive iCloud hack of nude celebrity pics

By on September 2, 2014 at 2:46 PM.

Apple provides key new details on the massive iCloud hack of nude celebrity pics

Apple is needless to say not very happy that some hackers figured out how to swipe a trove of nude celebrity pictures that were uploaded onto iCloud but the company is insisting that the problem has nothing to do with iCloud’s overall security. More →

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iCloud Nude Celebrities Photo Hacker

Claimed hacker behind iCloud nude photos theft says it took ‘months’ of planning to pull off heist

By on September 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Claimed hacker behind iCloud nude photos theft says it took ‘months’ of planning to pull off heist

Hacking into iCloud and swiping nude photos of various celebrities isn’t a one-night operation — it apparently takes months of planning. The Daily Mail notices that a man who has claimed responsibility for this week’s big iCloud photo heist has posted details about how long it took to supposedly pull off the hack. The man, who is now apparently being investigated by the FBI, apparently headed up a group of hackers who were collectively responsible for the theft. More →

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The Fappening Nude Celebrities Photos

Both Apple and FBI confirm investigation of nude celebrity photos fiasco

By on September 2, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Both Apple and FBI confirm investigation of nude celebrity photos fiasco

Personal data from various celebrities – nude photos and videos allegedly belonging to many well-known personalities from various entertainment businesses – have been stolen by a hacker or group of hackers and posted online a few days ago, an event known online as “the Fappening.” While some celebrities denied the leaked pictures, others confirmed their existence, and it looks like both Applewhose iCloud service might have been somehow compromised in this particular hack – and the FBI are investigating the matter, The Register reports. More →

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iPhone Flir One Case ATM

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PIN

By on September 1, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PIN

In light of this weekend’s massive celebrity photo leak, mobile security is bound to be a major topic of discussion in the weeks to come. How can we keep our private data safe if actors and actresses whose lives often revolve around keeping things private are this vulnerable? With the amount of information we store on our phones, in our email, in cloud storage, we’re always going to be at risk, but there are ways that hackers can get private data from us without accessing any of our devices. More →

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