“None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.”
Targeted attacks? Sure, these attacks against high-profile celebrities were targeted, but there is a clear flaw that has been and will continue to be used against anyone’s iCloud accounts, not just the rich and famous.
Apple refuses to fix this flaw, continuing to use the same login steps that were compromised despite acknowledging that it is common practice.
It is so easy for anyone’s iCloud account to be hacked that I managed to find the answers to a friend’s account security questions within 30 minutes. From here, I could have easily accessed everything on his iCloud — which includes iMessages, contacts, images and videos.
No, I’m not a hacker. I got my mate’s permission to try to find the answers to his security questions.
Apple does have an option for this, but not only does it not encourage users to use it, it makes it stupidly difficult to activate. But two-step authentication isn’t even forced when logging into iCloud online. This renders it pointless for pretty much anything but purchases.
So as it stands, Apple holds your data in an unsecure way. And the tech giant doesn’t appear to be in a rush to fix this gaping security flaw to make us and our private information safer.
News.com.au has repeatedly approached Apple for a comment but is yet to receive a response.
news.com.au 4 Sep 2014
In light of this information people are still supporting this company?
The company should be taken to court and sued for millions per customer.