Apple knew about the iCloud security flaw 6 months prior the nude celebrity photo leak
posted by Peter K. / Sep 25, 2014, 9:30 AM
The media buzz around the recent celebrity photo hack has begun to calm down over the past weeks, but a new wave of accusations have just poured more oil into the dying fire, which will surely bring it back to life pretty quickly. As you surely remember, a security flaw, most probably in the Find My iPhone security feature, allowed a certain cracker to leak numerous nude photos of a whole galaxy of celebrities to the world wide web.
Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, later addressed Apple's users about the existing security issues that led to the unfortunate hack, but could have Cupertino acted earlier and circumvented the breach? Recent accusations say so.
Just today, Ibrahim Balic, a security expert, revealed that he had found the existing loophole more than 6 months ago, back in March. Allegedly, he successfully tested around 20,000 passwords against certain Apple accounts, brute-forcingly guessing the correct ones. Being the good-willed security pundit he is, Balic quickly reached up to Apple and reported his discovery.
At first, Cupertino's security team collaborated with the expert on ironing out the weakness, but after a month or so, its threat level got decreased and any further work seemingly stopped. "Do you believe that you have a method for accessing an account in a reasonably short amount of time?", one of the security eventually addressed Belic with disbelief.
As a prove for his accusations, Balic provided screenshots about his correspondence with Apple. You can check them out right below. Meanwhile, another security weakness was allegedly discovered on iOS devices - it allows built-in app browsers to keylog your login credentials. Mind your security.
stars should sue u then, for 1 billion.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 9:33 AM 22
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They can sue all they want, but apple's TOS leave them off the hook for any security breaches. I doubt they'll get anywhere.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 9:57 AM 1
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Yeah right they knew it all along. They always will. A questioned though. If they knew it all along why not enhance your security? And now apple pay, if security breach happens again they'll say they knew it from the beginning . Good luck apple lover.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 7:33 PM 0
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BEWARE OF APPLE PAY.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 10:24 AM 14
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When it rains it pours.....Apple cant catch a break right now. The iPhone 6 sale records is almost forgotten now...lol.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 9:36 AM 10
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Wow. That ain't good. Hmmm, will this damage the Apple name? Tune in tomorrow....... :) I miss webOS :(
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 9:45 AM 2
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And i miss save by the bell.... :(
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 9:47 AM 1
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The password was 12345 (same as on my luggage).
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 9:49 AM 8
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you guys should get slapped. WE OWN Celebs and their bodies. the only reason we want to see them naked is bc we made them into rich famous ppl , Give up the millions and then you can chose not to be seen naked. Would they rather be rich and nude or poor and a no body? ask Kim K she chose to be nude. Well Ray J chose for her.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 10:11 AM 0
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If I'm not mistaken you're championing a form of prostitution, if not slavery. You sound like the people who think they have the right to know absolutely everything about a celebrity. They do a job and get paid for it, end of story. You also pay your mechanic to fix your car, and he wouldn't be a mechanic if he didn't have people like you paying him to do so. So does that mean you have the right to see him naked as well?
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 11:52 AM 2
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I bet they won't give their iPhones up. I'm a Windows Phone fan but doesn't Android get bashed for this sort of thing? Apple always gets passes. We'll all forget about this story in a week.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 10:13 AM 3
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Damn... poor Tim Cook just can't catch a break. Yeah, iPhone 6 sales have reached records not yet seen, but I don't really recall an iPhone launch met with so much negative publicity, even the celebrity photo hacking which wasn't even related to the phone or iOS update just came at a really poor time, and now this! All eyes were on him during this launch, he has to be feeling the heat.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 10:25 AM 4
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