The FBI has seized a computer, cellphones and storage devices belonging to a Chicago man thought to be responsible for last year’s iCloud hacks.
This means that hackers could easily create phishing mails which show a form that looks exactly like the iCloud login pop-up window everyone knows. The user would be asked for their username and password, which – once entered – would then be transmitted to the cybercriminals. Just take a look at the below concept-of-proof video to see how easy it would be to trick the unsuspecting user!
Sourcek discovered the flaw in January 2015 and informed Apple immediately. Since then no action has been taken in order to fix said vulnerability. In the hope that it will make Apple take the bug more seriously, the security researcher has now published his findings together with a proof-of-concept video and the corresponding code.
Feel free to follow this link in order to find out more about the issue.
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Kris Jenner is reportedly being blackmailed over a naked video that was stolen from her iCloud and could be released in the public sphere.
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Make sure you are running a half-decent browser, don’t ignore browser security warnings, and enable two-factor authentication.
That appears to be the lesson to learn from the latest attack on Chinese internet users.
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Now more than ever, its important to make sure your social media accounts are safe and secure. Here are our 6 top tips to make your social media accounts almost unhackable.
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Many celebrities got an unpleasant shock this past weekend. You may have heard that up to 100 celebrities Ã¢â‚¬â€œ film stars, etc. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ had nude photos hacked and leaked on renegade Web site 4chan.org. Many of the photos were apparently genuine.
Now that the FBI is investigating how these photos were hacked and posted, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an unfortunate reminder of the difficulties of maintaining our privacy in this digital age.
I wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t name the celebrities involved, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s safe to say itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a huge invasion of privacy. Some experts are theorizing that the hacker or hackers exploited weaknesses in AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s iCloud platform. Apple is now investigating, according to reports and released this statement. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an excerpt: â€œAfter more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Appleâ€™s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.â€
As a major player in the data security business, we think that this is just a reminder to everyone that when data goes digital, there are security risks involved. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a hard lesson.
As British actress Emma Watson (who was not targeted in the hacking) wrote on Twitter: â€œEven worse than seeing womenâ€™s privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.Ã¢â‚¬
How to protect yourself, even when youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not a celebrity? Here are some tips, which weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve stressed before but canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stress enough:
As celebrities, Apple, and the FBI come to grips with this specific hacking instance, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s important to realize everyoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s information is at stake these days Ã¢â‚¬â€œ celebrity or not Ã¢â‚¬â€œ
And an excellent reminder that we need to actively protect ours.