Apple iCloud Security Features

The improved iCloud security features Apple promised are already here

By on September 17, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

The improved iCloud security features Apple promised are already here

Apple CEO Tim Cook promised in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that iCloud security will be increased soon, to prevent future leaks similar to the celebrities’ nudes scandal that preceded the iPhone 6 event. And, while the company failed to address iCloud security during its September 9th keynote, Apple has already rolled out two iCloud features including two-factor authentication, email notifications and app-specific passwords for iCloud assets. More →

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iPhone 6 and iOS 8 iCloud Security

Hackers can steal an astonishing amount of personal information in iCloud ‘Nudegate’ type hacks

By on September 11, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

Hackers can steal an astonishing amount of personal information in iCloud ‘Nudegate’ type hacks

During Tuesday’s big keynote address, Apple never once mentioned the iCloud-related scandal that occurred in the week before its iPhone 6 announcement. But although Tim Cook vowed to improve iCloud security in an interview soon after those celebrities’ nudes popped online, it looks like there’s still reason to worry. Ars Technica has published an extremely detailed look at how hackers can, or were able to, attack an iOS device without the user suspecting anything and retrieve a horde of personal data from iCloud backups. More →

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U2 Auto Download on iPhone and iPad

U2’s latest album is already on your iOS device because Apple told you it’ll put it there… sort of

By on September 11, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

U2’s latest album is already on your iOS device because Apple told you it’ll put it there… sort of

As rumored in the days preceding the Apple’s iPhone 6 event, U2 made an appearance at the highly anticipated keynote not only to perform, but also to announce that its latest album will be available as a free download to all iTunes users until October 13. What Apple didn’t specifically say is that it’ll force the download on all iOS devices – at least sort of – soon after the announcement, although in Tim Cook’s conversation with Bono, the CEO said that Apple could send the album to all of its iTunes subscribers, if “it gave it away for free,” thus making it the largest album release of all time. More →

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Apple iCloud New Prices

These are the new prices for Apple’s iCloud

By on September 9, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

These are the new prices for Apple’s iCloud

Shortly after the huge media event came to a close, Apple updated its website with some news that didn’t quite fit alongside the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and Apple Watch. Starting now, Apple is introducing new storage plans for iCloud with better prices in order to stay competitive with Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive. More →

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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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Apple iCloud Hack Fix

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Funny or Die has a solution for Apple’s iCloud woes

By on September 5, 2014 at 5:40 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Funny or Die has a solution for Apple’s iCloud woes

Quite possibly the biggest takeaway from the celebrity photo leak scandal from earlier in the week is that our information in the cloud is never as secure as we’d like it to be. No matter how much time and effort you put into protecting your data, there’s probably someone out there who can hack it. That’s why “Apple” (by way of Funny or Die) has decided to solve the problem once and for all. 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 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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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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