Apple has patched a security hole that may have allowed hackers to access the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leak them on the web forum 4Chan, according to CBS News report.
Tech juggernaut Apple has some explaining to do. A glitch in the iCloud technology may explain why hackers were able to access explicit photos on the iCloud accounts of A-list celebrities.
A vulnerability in Apple’s AAPL 0.05% “Find My iPhone” feature was exposed on the code-sharing site GitHub a day before a collection of nude photos depicting celebrities was leaked.
The Find My iPhone service wasn’t equipped with a mechanism for preventing “brute force attacks,” or when hackers create a tool to test thousands of passwords against a users’ account until they find the correct one, according to Engadget.
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