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Hackers Using Law Enforcement Tools to Access iCloud Backups Unprotected by Two-Factor Authentication

Sep 2 2014 7:55pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Earlier today, Apple issued a press release stating that an iCloud/Find My iPhone breach had not been responsible for the leak of several private celebrity photos over the weekend, instead pointing towards a "very targeted attack on user names, passwords, and security questions" hackers used to gain access to celebrity accounts. The company did not divulge specific details on how hackers accessed the ...
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Apple Storing Personal Data In China

Source: Apple Balla | Aug 16 2014, 1:41am CDT | by Bijon Kumar Pramanik

Apple Storing Personal Data In China
The company has started storing data there for the first time
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Celeb nudes: Comprehensive review of forum posts reveals no mention of ‘Find My iPhone’ brute force technique

Sep 2 2014 7:13pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “A number of personal and private nude images from high profile celebrities started appearing on online image boards and forums – most notably on anon-ib, 4chan and reddit,” Nik Cubrilovic blogs. “At least a dozen c ...
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Meet the police forensic tool pervs used to steal celebrity iCloud nude photos

Sep 2 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

Blame for the flood of celebrity nude photos that hit the Internet has been rotating from the pervy hackers that ripped the pics, to Apple, to the creator of iBrute, but while the FBI and Apple continue to inv ...
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Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, a team of researchers has developed a new sensor that can detect and count nano-particles, at sizes as small as ten nano-metres, one at a time. | by IANS
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Rich Mogull on the iCloud Celebrity Photo Leak

Sep 2 2014 5:47pm CDT | Source: Daring Fireball

Rich Mogull, writing for TidBITS: But Apple, like all major cloud providers, needs to step up its game, especially since it wants to store our photos, biometric information, and possibly even payment information in the cloud. These kinds of attacks are only going to increase, and online services need to make it easier for users to implement a higher level of security, without destroying the user experience. It’s the kind of challenge well-suited to Apple’s stren ...
Full article at: Daring Fireball


Some AppleSeed testers gain access to new iCloud for Windows beta

Sep 2 2014 5:20pm CDT | Source: MacNN

Selected AppleSeed public testers are being contacted by Apple via email and being offered the opportunity to download and test a new beta seed of iCloud for Windows, which was announced earlier this summer at Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference. Candidates need to have a PC running Windows 7 or later, and will gain access to the forthcoming advanced features ...
Full article at: MacNN


Apple Discussing Mobile Payments Partnership With Nordstrom

Sep 2 2014 5:18pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Nordstrom may be one of Apple's first merchant partners when Apple launches its upcoming mobile payment initiative, reports Bank Innovation. Apple is said to be in talks with Nordstrom about its payments service, suggesting Nordstrom could be one of the first retailers to support payments via iPhone.The "talks" Nordstrom and Apple have been engaged are related to payments -- but the ext ...
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Apple Seeds iCloud for Windows Beta with iCloud Drive Support to AppleSeed Members

Sep 2 2014 5:12pm CDT | Source: iClarified

Apple has started sending out invitations to AppleSeed members to test iCloud for Windows beta with support for iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive was a feature first announced at WWDC, letting users store any document in the cloud. With iCloud Drive, users can now store any type of file in iCloud and access their files from any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. As noted by MacRumors, AppleSeed tested that received invites for iCloud for Windows must be running Windows 7 o ...
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One more time: Use two-factor authentication on iCloud, even if there's a waiting period

Sep 2 2014 5:03pm CDT | Source: Mac World

Celebrities probably aren’t used to proving they are who they say they are. People recognize them wherever they go. Your online accounts should not treat you like a celebrity. Forget about remembering you from last time—even just giving your username and password shouldn’t be enough to get you through the door. Two-factor authentication is the way to go, especially for cloud storage services, where you might be storing all kind of private data ...
Full article at: Mac World


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