Apple To Heighten Up iCloud Security Following Celebrity Photo Hack

By Prarthito

Apple is normally in news all the time. But off late, barring news related to its upcoming iPhone 6, the company has been under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The most recent one being the celebrity photo breach via iCloud. Now, it seems like the company is looking to intensify its security to avoid such mishaps in the future.

As reports have suggested, Apple is planning to beef up its iCloud security measures to prevent the account breaches, after a host of controversial celeb images were posted over the Internet. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently spoke out on the issue to the Wall Street Journal.


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Apple To Heighten Up iCloud Security Following Celebrity Photo Hack

Cook told the newspaper that users of the online storage service will now receive an email alert and push notifications if and when someone tries to change an account password. This is also applicable if someone is trying to restore data to a device not already associated with the account, or log in to an account with an unauthorized device.

Previous to this, iCloud customers would receive an email alert when someone tried to change their account password or login from an unrecognized device. However, notifications were not available for data restoration.

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While the Apple CEO continued denying the argument that Apple's poor security architecture led to such leaks, he did concede the fact that Apple could have done better if it had alerted its customers of the dangers of hackers and the need to maintain strong password protection.

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"When I step back from this terrible scenario that happened and say what more could we have done, I think about the awareness piece," he said. "I think we have a responsibility to ratchet that up. That's not really an engineering thing."


More update on what exactly Apple intends to do to heighten up the security is expected shortly. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

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