Apple to Improve iCloud Security Alerts Apple to Improve iCloud Security Alerts

Apple's CEO Tim Cook announced that iCloud will soon send more security alerts in order to make sure that its customers know when their accounts are being fiddled with. Although he denied the allegations which accused the iCloud's security system as being the main culprit for the recent celebrity photo leak scandal, Mr. Cook went on to say that the service could have done more to warn their users about the dangers of their accounts being hacked.

If you are unfamiliar with the topic, there is a huge ongoing scandal related to the theft of personal photos from approximately 100 celebrities including names like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton or Ariana Grande. Most of the people blamed a lack of security from iCloud, but Apple's engineers proved that the attack was targeted and the hackers got access to the pictures either by correctly guessing the passwords and security questions of the respective accounts or by using phishing schemes in order to gain access to the log-in information directly from the victims.

As powering down your computer and running for the hills isn't an actual solution, all the major companies are trying to regain the confidence of their clients by making all kind of security related adjustments. Apple already stated that the service didn't actually leak any information, so they have decided to make improvements in the security alerts sector. The changes will enable iCloud to alert its users (through emails and notifications) whenever their password is being changed, their account is accessed for the first time from a certain device and when the data from the iCloud is being restored. The IT company hopes that these alerts, which will become available in two weeks, will make it harder for hackers to access their users' private data.

Source: Wall Street Journal.

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