Apple takes simple step to help secure iCloud

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Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

It’s been a week since the Great Fappening rocked Hollywood and the rest of the internet, and true to Tim Cook’s promise, Apple is already adding extra security to iCloud.com.

Apple is now sending email alerts when an iCloud is accessed by a web browser. The alerts are being sent even if you’ve already accessed iCloud.com from the browser previously, but only occurs on the first login.

Here’s a copy of the email Apple notification:

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The extra email alert is just one of many small, but important measures of security Apple plans to add to the iCloud experience, after a rash of celeb hackings led to one of the biggest celebrity nude photo leaks of all-time. In an interview last week, Tim Cook said Apple would also start alerting users whenever someone has attempted to change a password, restore a device from the account, or login from a new device.

Mobile users have already begun to act after the events of the Fappening. According to a survey from security firm Tresorit, 35% of users have beefed up their account’s security, whether it be by creating strong passwords, new passwords, or modifying privacy settings on social media.
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Source: LetemSvetem Apple