Apple’s iCloud has been in the news quite a bit over the last month, after a number of celebrities had their iCloud accounts hacked, and personal photos stolen.
The photos were apparently stolen, when hackers managed to gain access to peoples account through the iCloud website, Apple has since made changes to iCloud, to stop this from happening in the future.
Now according to a recent report, Apple allegedly knew about the iCloud flaw around six months ago, the company were apparently informed of the issue by security researcher and developer Ibrahim Balic.
In a March 26 email, Balic tells an Apple official that he’s successfully bypassed a security feature designed to prevent “brute-force” attacks—a method used by hackers to crack passwords by exhaustively trying thousands of key combinations. Typically, this kind of attack is defeated by limiting the number of times users can try to log in.
Apple expanded the use of two step verifications after the alleged hack on celebrities iCloud accounts, and it has also made a number of other changes to iCloud.
Source The Daily DotFiled Under: Apple, Technology News