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iCloud Poses Grave Danger to Apple Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 09:46 PM

Apple's iCloud features could cause financial headaches for the hi-tech company as hackers target cloud technology.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "In a statement Tuesday, Apple said the hack that caused nude photos of celebrities to leak was not the result of a widespread attack on its iCloud system. Instead, the hackers targeted the accounts of individual celebrities."

Apple is quoted as saying that, "We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple’s engineers to discover the source. Our customers’ privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. After 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 Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved."

"But," as reported by the Houston Chronicle, "Apple's response still leaves some unanswered questions. If the culprits weren't able to infiltrate iCloud, then how were they able to target individuals? And what, if anything, can Apple do to prevent it? As soon as the statement was released, several journalists and tech pundits pointed out that Apple appeared to be placing the blame on the user, not the fact that Apple IDs seem to be easy to crack if you have the right tools."

The nude celebrities hackers scandal exposes flaws to iPhones' security system.

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