Apple denied the massive iCloud hack (but you should still change your password)

A hacker group claiming to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts threatened to remotely wipe iPhones associated to these accounts unless Apple pays a ransom amounting to up to $100,000 in cryptocurrency or iTunes gift cards.

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Man pleads guilty in celebrity iCloud hacking case, admits to phishing scheme

Article Image A Pennsylvania man on Tuesday was charged in the hacking of iCloud and Google cloud storage accounts belonging to more than 100 individuals — notably dozens of celebrities — and stealing personal, sometimes compromising pictures and video.

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Apple assigns App Store oversight to Phil Schiller in apparent nod to developer issues

Article Image Apple’s decision to split its App Stores out of Eddy Cue’s iTunes and iCloud oversight and instead assign them to Phil Schiller, its head of worldwide marketing, appears to based on an effort to differentiate platform management of developers’ interactive apps from the reselling of static content from media holders, and to handle each appropriately.

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Apple adds Windows PC support for iCloud Photos to its iCloud Drive & Outlook package

Article Image Apple has released free update to “iCloud for Windows” adding support for iOS-synced Photos to the company’s software for accessing iCloud Drive files from Windows PCs, along with support for syncing web browser bookmarks and making iCloud email, contact and calendar data available within Outlook.

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Apple fixes iOS 9 app slicing bug, releases full text transcripts of WWDC 2015

Article Image Apple on Monday announced it has fixed an iCloud bug that prevented the release of iOS 9 App Thinning features, and released searchable text transcripts of WWDC 2015’s keynote and developer sessions.

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Apple, Inc. massively expanding its iCloud data centers in Nevada, Oregon

Article Image Apple is rapidly building out large new cluster buildings its iCloud data center near Reno, Nevada, about four hours east of Silicon Valley. At the same time, the company has also bought another nearly 200 acres of land in Prineville, Oregon to continue parallel iCloud capacity expansion at that site.

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New iOS 9 public beta prompts users to install iCloud Drive app

Apple’s dedicated iCloud Drive iOS app for managing cloud assets, introduced with the first developer iOS 9 beta in June, is being advertised as ready to install on public beta builds released on Thursday.

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How to reset your Apple ID password

With Apple ID responsible for iCloud, two-step verification, email preferences and basically all Apple Internet services, forgetting your password can be disastrous. Luckily, Apple built in a password reset method that involves only a few simple steps.

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Apple Music users complain iCloud Music Library deletes, renames iTunes content

Some people turning on iCloud Music Library to make full use of Apple Music are instead coping with deleted songs and playlists, in addition to other problems, according to complaints on Apple’s support forums and testing by AppleInsider.

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How to delete your old Apple iCloud backups and free up space

Deleting multiple backups can help conserve valuable storage space in Apple’s iCloud. Here’s how to free up space in iCloud to ensure that your iPhone and iPad backups are up-to-date in case the worst happens.



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Apple's iCloud experiences hours-long global outage and service slowdowns

Apple’s iCloud took a hit late Wednesday night as users from around the world experienced trouble with multiple services due to an unknown and as yet unresolved issue.



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For Apple's revamped photo experience to work, iCloud changes are needed

The impending release of Photos for OS X and the new iCloud Photo Library make Apple’s commitment to the cloud more important than ever before. But the company’s current iCloud storage options are confusing to the average user and remain a significant hurdle it must find a way to address.



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AWS Success Underscores Demand for Cloud Services


Despite several highly publicized cloud hacks last year — including the iCloud and Sony breaches — the demand for cloud services is skyrocketing. Amazon Web Services grabbed 30 percent of the global cloud infrastructure service market in Q4, Synergy Research reports. AWS grew 51 percent year over year (YoY). Why the mad rush to the cloud? Isn’t security an issue any more? And who’s buying into the cloud? Large corporations? SMBs?

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Apple reminds iCloud users of new app-specific password requirements

Apple on Wednesday sent out emails reminding iCloud users that a new security protocol requiring app-specific passwords for third-party software is scheduled to go live tomorrow.



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Researcher accuses Apple of ignoring iCloud brute-force attack for 6 months

A security researcher who discovered a brute-force attack against Apple’s iCloud service in March — similar to the “iBrute” vulnerability that surfaced in conjunction with the celebrity photo hacking scandal earlier this month — says that the company refused to address the flaw for months after he reported it.



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Apple to introduce app-specific passwords for iCloud-connected titles

Come October, Apple’s iCloud will have yet another layer of protection, as the company is scheduled to implement app-specific passwords for third-party programs tying in to the cloud service.



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Apple offering existing iCloud storage customers grandfathered capacities, cheaper rates

As part of its new iCloud storage pricing initiative, Apple is allowing existing subscribers to keep “legacy” plans while paying a cheaper annual fee than they would if signed on to the monthly rates introduced on Wednesday.



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Apple rolls out new iCloud storage pricing plans, tops out at 1TB for $20 per month

Following the unveiling of official pricing tiers for its iCloud storage plans, Apple on Wednesday took the new plans live, offering users up to one terabyte of space for $20 per month.



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Apple now emails users whenever their iCloud account is accessed through a Web browser

As part of its efforts to beef up iCloud security and prevent unauthorized access, Apple now by default sends users an email when someone has logged into their iCloud account through a traditional Web browser.



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Sizing Up the Cloud's Risks


The iCloud security issue that’s been in the headlines all week should be a great big wake-up call to everyone. The cloud is coming; however, we are still in the very early days. Security threats keep growing, so it is important for both individuals and companies to be prepared. The news this week suggested an iCloud security allowed private nude photos to be stolen. That was terrible, but it was just embarrassing. The information theft could have been harmful to our safety or financial security. So whose fault is this particular break-in?

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