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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Celebrities Nude Pictures iCloud

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

By on September 1, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

After a massive breach that saw hackers steal nude pictures and videos from phones belonging to various celebrities, fingers have been pointed at Apple’s iCloud as the potential point of access. Now, various reports have emerged detailing the way these phones may have been obtained, and revealing Apple’s involvement in the process. More →

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iCloud Hack Celebrities Nude Pictures

Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack

By on September 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack

With just over a week to go until the iPhone 6 is finally unveiled, Apple’s most important product launch of the year, the company may have a major scandal to deal with that’s directly related to its iOS ecosystem. Mashable reports that hackers managed to break into a number of iCloud accounts belonging to certain celebrities, and alleged nude photos and even compromising videos have been posted as a result. More →

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Apple iCloud Hack Statement

Apple denies iCloud breach let hackers take iPhones hostage

By on May 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple denies iCloud breach let hackers take iPhones hostage

Apple still hasn’t responded publicly to reports that hackers have breached Apple’s iCloud system and hacked it in order to unlock stolen iPhones. While that doesn’t bode well, the company did at least respond to a more recent series of reports of another iCloud breach that allowed hackers to digitally hijack iPhones and hold them hostage for a ransom. More →

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Apple iCloud Hacked

Did hackers just breach Apple’s iCloud?

By on May 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Did hackers just breach Apple’s iCloud?

A Dutch team of hackers that calls itself “Doulci” claims to be the first group ever to hack Apple’s iCloud system. According to a report from Dutch news organization De Telegraaf, the hackers purchase stolen phones that have been locked for between $50 and $150 each. They then use a security vulnerability in order to access Apple’s iCloud system and unlock the phones, which are then sold for a large profit.

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Apple iCloud Vs. Google Vs. Microsoft

How Apple blew its shot to rule the cloud

By on May 13, 2014 at 12:30 AM.

How Apple blew its shot to rule the cloud

Although “Apple is doomed” stories are overblown and ridiculous, that doesn’t mean there aren’t areas where Apple has significantly fallen behind the competition. One of these areas is in the realm of online services, where Apple has failed to develop anything close in scope or quality to Microsoft’s Office 365 or Google’s Google Maps. More →

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