Apple confirms accounts compromised but denies security breach

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Apple has confirmed that some celebrities' iCloud accounts were broken into, but says it has found no evidence that this was caused by a breach of its security systems.
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    Source: BBC News (Tech)
     
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    Yeah, I guess when you're allowed to try putting in the password hundreds of times without hinder that's still not technically a breach when you get through...
     
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    Apple has been recommending two way authentication for some time now. I have been using it for a few months. Same for MS ;)
     
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    people should realise that as soon as you put data (be it photo's, videos or just plain text) on the internet, it is not going to be 100% secure.
    If it is stored on your own computer at least there has to be physical access to retrieve it, but on the internet it's accessible from everywhere.

    Not saying this all thing is the fault of the actresses whose photo's have been leaked, of course the guy/girl that breached the security and did the leaking is responsible, but in this day and age naivety can be deadly...
     
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    Can we agree that the cloud finally has something positive about it?
     
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    those that keep it in what should be secure/private shouldn't be held accountable for the breach. Sadly far to many people seem to be blaming the people that have been the victims of trusting what should have been a fairly secure reliable system..... which is simply pathetic in the way apple is handling this mess like it's PR has any chance of convincing anyone but the idiotic.

    Instead we have assholes that praise up the people involved in the breach and release of this content which serves nothing of any importance.
     
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    Some times I wonder.
     
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    I think it should be made clear to people that if they make such content then there is always the possibility that it will be seen by a third party. That is true even if you make something with your new husband with a video camera, exponentially so if you create content digitally and it is stored on a server somewhere where you have no control.

    Most of the stuff is pretty tame, slightly embarrassing but not a big deal at all. However we are being bombarded by media outlets going with the narrative that this is perhaps the most heinous crime ever. They're just pandering to feminist ideologies about slavering male rape apologists desecrating the sacred woman's body. B$, no one gave a f*** when it was men's images being leaked on the net - that was all hilarious.
     
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    The thing is....... you know that other accounts were likely accessed.... I'm pretty sure the length of time to run a plethora of login attempts weren't exclusively just to get nudes..... they ended up with OTHER things.... you can guarantee it, other things that people really didn't want other to see, how many documents and designs, confidential stuff would have likely been in there.
     

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