Some iOS 5 devices using iCloud experiencing random Apple ID bug

Some iOS 5 devices using iCloud experiencing random Apple ID bug
Some users have reported that when they complete a software restore on their iPhone 4S from an iCloud backup the handset generates random Apple IDs via the password request box. This could potentially be a serious security threat since the IDs are neither the users, nor any other ID or e-mail address that is on the handset.

After about six or seven requests, the IDs continue to generate at the rate of one every twenty minutes and are persistent even if no applications are running. This really leaves the door open for someone to attempt to exploit the issue and obtain access to many Apple IDs.

Electronista is reporting that the issue has occurred both prior to and after iOS 5.0.1. Currently, the only way affected users have been able to avoid the issue, is to not use iCloud to restore the device, which really is more of a workaround than a solution.

Electronista has posted a video demonstrating the bug in action. Have any of you experienced this when restoring your device from iCloud?



source: Apple Support Communities via Electronista

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26 Comments

1. Dmw034

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Aw say it aint so :*( Bwahahahmfao

22. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

battery faults,ios 5 faults,echo speaker faults,call dropping or silent out going faults,yellow screen faults,wifi connection faults and now the icloud faults,yes the iphone 4s has alot to answer for for a year old phone,but of course none of these faults actually exist apparently !! ;-)

2. akhi216

Posts: 61; Member since: May 01, 2011

Siri, why does the iPhone 4S have an Apple ID bug?

9. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

everybody has been given a thumbs down on this

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The only thing the iFans can do at this point is to thumbsdown the posters. Trying to defend the presence of a bug/hack in iOS/iCloud is a losing proposition. So, they click the thumbsdown button.

13. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

yeah... that's a desperate move...

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its better for taco's thumbs to be seen, than to be heard.. lol i4s.. one fail after another. you would think that since they are rereleasing the same phones, it wouldnt have so many bugs in it.

20. SleepingOz unregistered

haha seems like he has to stuck with his ridiculously magical cable for now..

26. SleepingOz unregistered

*stick

24. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

agreed remixfa,as i said in the post above ^^^: battery faults,ios 5 faults,echo speaker faults,call dropping or silent out going faults,yellow screen faults,wifi connection faults and now the icloud faults,yes the iphone 4s has alot to answer for for a year old phone,but of course none of these faults actually exist apparently !! so keep buying those faulty products apple fans!!

23. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Of course the frightening thing is the main people actually hacking an taking advantage to exploit this icloud awful fault is probably apple themselves no doubt further collecting 'information and locations' of its users

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Siri's reply: Who are you?

3. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

One issue after another, the sheep wont like this.

4. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

this is just a bug for now... it will be fixed on the next update... its just like when android has a bug and it can be fixed on the updates later on.. i'm just saying what i think and i'm not on anyone's side... but im a fan of android... XD

5. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Apple bug of the week

6. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

funny thng is...i restored my iPad with icloud last night and i experienced the same exact thing and the finger gestures wern't working except from 4 fingers slide up to d multitasking screen.....just restored it with my laptop, looks good again..:)

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

So much for the vaunted 'security' of iOS....

8. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

Hmm. is it just a coincidence that as soon as ios starts to resemble Android it becomes buggy. lol

10. LewsTherin006

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

sounds like we have some.... *takes off sunglasses* rotten apples..... YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I think Apple just got too complacent at the top and their people just phoned in the most recent software work. I suppose it's also possible that if they phoned it in that spotty connections and battery issues could have caused some errors...

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ok, so we are averaging nearly a bug a week with iOS5 and the i4s. Anyone wanna guess at what next week's bugs are?

17. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Someone should draw up a whiteboard and start taking bets

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im gonna say... notification system errors are next.

19. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

no the next bug will be safari won't open. I had this bug, just rebooted ipad fixed. But I guess next week we'll hear about this rather then the notification. Also remix, ios does have notificiation a long time but never in the form it is now. Before it was just a little message text and that's it, basically.

21. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Nobody say iOS didn't have notification before, but they do copy the notification form of android.

25. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I've seen many iphone 4s come back in with faulty claims in my store, Some lower profile faults are faulty mics,caller id not turning on faults and even some with no calenders for some weird reason,as usual thew the only explanation you can give the customer is 'Hey its an iphone!'

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