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Apple Aware of iCloud Flaw 6 Months Before Hackin of Celebrity Account

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Apple Reportedly Aware of iCloud Flaw Six Months Before Hacking of Celebrity Accounts

 

Apple knew about an iCloud security flaw six months before it was utilized to hack celebrity accounts on the service, reports The Daily Dot. The company was notified of the exploit by independent security researcher Ibrahim Balic, who shared emails between himself and members of Apple's product security team.

 

In an email from March 2014, Balic told Apple that he was able to bypass the security of any iCloud account by using a "brute-force" hacking method that was able to try over 20,000 password combinations. Balic recommended to Apple that it should implement a feature in iCloud that prevents log-ins after a set number of failed attempts, and even reported the exploit through Apple's Bug Reporter. Balic was also the developer said to be behind the extended outage of Apple's Dev Center last year.

 

In May 2014, Apple emailed Balic and questioned the validity of the exploit, stating that it "would take an extraordinarily long time" to find a valid authentication token to get into an iCloud account using the flaw. Balic states that Apple continued to ask him about the exploit and how it would be utilized.

 

On September 1, 2014, hackers breached the iCloud accounts of many well-known actresses, downloading and leaking private photos and videos. While it was not initially known what caused the breach, The Next Web linked to a Python script on Github that may have been used for the hacking. The script utilized a brute-force like method which allowed hackers to keep guessing passwords without being locked out.

 

Apple acknowledged later in the day that it was investigating the breach, ultimately leading to comments from CEO Tim Cook along with new security implementations. Those implementations included automatic emails when iCloud accounts are accessed via web browsers, automatic two-factor authentication for iCloud.com, and mandatory app-specific passwords for third-party apps accessing iCloud.

 

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Apple ha ARTPOP era :legend:

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artPOPthatbooty

Apple is a huge ass mess and I can't wait to rub it into that apple fan's face in my class

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VISION

No, it's Apple ha BORN THIS WAY

Starting with record sales, then backlash  :teehee:

 

Anyway, all these things do not affect my user's experience with Apple.

Who needs my nudes? Why would I try to bend the phone? 

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Zsolti

Apple is a huge ass mess and I can't wait to rub it into that apple fan's face in my class

:legend:  :legend:  :legend:

Please correct me if I make any grammar mistakes, I want to master English as much as possible.

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RAMROD

Ehhhh, mistakes makes perfection.

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ✧*:・゚ ♥ The ♥ Weight ♥ Of ♥ My ♥ Words ♥

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Azor Ahai

Apples BTW era.

If iPhone 6S is a dissapointment aswell they will have a decline in sales.

It's not that I don't wanna love you

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Honey Boo Boo

Apple is a huge ass mess and I can't wait to rub it into that apple fan's face in my class

Tbh
A dolla makes me holla!💰💵💸

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Blank Space

Apple is a huge ass mess and I can't wait to rub it into that apple fan's face in my class

Droidfan mad :ARTPOP:

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VISION

Apple is a huge ass mess and I can't wait to rub it into that apple fan's face in my class

 

If you are being serious, then :wtf:

Those Android vs Apple wars are the most stupid thing ever :wtf:

There is a guy who every single day posts a few Apple hate articles on FB, I just want to block and delete him, but he was my first kiss :smh:

 

Apple is like Gaga. Such a love-hate brand name. Another example is Maria Sharapova in tennis. And I stan for all of them

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artPOPthatbooty

Droidfan mad :ARTPOP:

Droidfan right :later:

lamaisongaga.tumblr.com

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Gaga Ate My Ass

Im not a fan of iphones neither but these phone wars are childish and people who compete over products are being mind controlled by the company themselves. Apple makes millions therefore they are not going anywhere

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Neptune

No, it's Apple ha BORN THIS WAY

Starting with record sales, then backlash  :teehee:

 

Anyway, all these things do not affect my user's experience with Apple.

Who needs my nudes? Why would I try to bend the phone?

And why would you even put your phone in your pocket? You should always go around with it on your hand to show it off. You bought it to rub it in everybody's face, not to put it in your pocket.

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Gaga Ate My Ass

If you are being serious, then :wtf:

Those Android vs Apple wars are the most stupid thing ever :wtf:

There is a guy who every single day posts a few Apple hate articles on FB, I just want to block and delete him, but he was my first kiss :smh:

 

Apple is like Gaga. Such a love-hate brand name. Another example is Maria Sharapova in tennis. And I stan for all of them

Im not an apple fan by all means but i agree that product wars are the stupidest thing on the internet and people who are part of them are immature and this is coning from an android user

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