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Chinese government launches man-in-middle attack against iCloud

Chinese government launches man-in-middle attack against iCloud

Cyber Security, Internet
GreatFire.org, a group that monitors censorship by the Chinese government’s national firewall system (often referred to as the “Great Firewall”), reports that China is using the system as part of a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack on users of Apple’s iCloud service within the country. The attacks come as Apple begins the official rollout of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on the Chinese mainland. reports ARS Technica The attack, which uses a fake certificate and Domain Name Service address for the iCloud service, is affecting users nationwide in China. The GreatFire.org team speculates that the attack is an effort to help the government circumvent the improved security features of the new phones by compromising their iCloud credentials and allowing the government to gain access to cloud-stored c

Online Safety in the wake of Cyber Crime: The Future Of The Password

Your computer is only as secure as its weakest link — your password. Reports By Bobby Emamian of Forbes And once some malicious hacker cracks it, he can access whatever he wants within your account, as we saw with the celebrity iCloud photo leak and, more recently, the supposed Gmail account hack. It no longer matters how many special characters and numbers you set in your password; a skilled password cracker can eventually decipher it. And with wireless connectivity being built into everything from appliances to cars to jewelry, it’s going to take more than passwords to maintain security moving forward. The Internet of (Secure) Things Passwords have become more personal and unique to you and your device. Look at Touch ID, for example. It’s been utilized by the iPhone as a means to u

Angry Tim Cook says Apple will ramp up iCloud security after celeb photo leak debacle

Business, Cyber Security, Internet
In the wake of a high-profile leak of suggestive celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud mobile back-up servers, Apple now says it’ll take concrete steps to tighten security. Reports VentureBeat After saying earlier this week, in effect, that the leaks were the result of the normal everyday web mischief and not necessarily security vulnerabilities in iCloud, Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal Thursday that his company indeed could have done some things differently to prevent the leaks. Apple has a major announcement coming next Tuesday, so the company is under pressure to shut down the the celeb photo controversy in a hurry. And Tim Cook’s comments today may do the job. “We want to do everything we can do to protect our customers, because we are as outraged if not more so tha