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iCloud account hacker jailed for three years after preying on rappers and sports celebrities

A man, who posed as an Apple customer support representative for three years, has been sentenced to federal prison after breaking into the accounts of rappers, as well as NBA and NFL players.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Naked celebrity photo hacker used to be a high school teacher

A former high school teacher is to plead guilty to hacking into the online accounts of celebrities and stealing naked photographs and other private information.


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21-year-old woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez

Popstar Selena Gomez’s alleged hacker has been charged.

Are your secret password reset questions easy to answer with public information?


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Paris Hilton’s hacker sentenced to 57 months in prison

Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton says she no longer trusts the iCloud.


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Apple iCloud didn’t wipe ‘deleted’ browser histories for over a year

Researchers discovered it was possible to extract users’ Safari browsing history over a year after the user believed that they had deleted their browsing history.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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welivesecurity.com

Apple ID smishing evolves to lure more victims

Smishing is nothing new. But that doesn’t mean that the criminals hell bent on stealing Apple ID password are resting on their laurels.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Nude celebrity photo hacker sentenced to 18 months in prison

At least 50 celebrity Apple iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail inboxes were broken into by 36-year old Ryan Collins, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Kate Hudson, and Rihanna.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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welivesecurity.com

What Pippa Middleton can teach us about iCloud security

Pippa Middleton is the latest in a long line of celebrities to have her online accounts broken into by criminals, and private photographs stolen.

Have you properly secured your iCloud account?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Apple’s lack of 2SV for Find My Phone nearly costs student his digital life

A computer science graduate student who almost had his iPhone and Mac wiped by online criminals feels that Apple should do more to protect accounts.

David Bisson reports.


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Lost your iPhone? Be on guard for a perfectly-timed Apple ID phishing attack

If a scammer gets hold of your lost iPhone, it’s the perfect time for them to try to phish your password from you.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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How to protect your Apple ID account against hackers

Have you enabled two-step verification on your Apple ID account? You should!

David Bisson explains how.


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And now Apple is going to stop the FBI getting into iCloud data too

Apple announces plans to hand over iCloud encryption key management to users.

David Bisson reports.


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welivesecurity.com

Photos of Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner leak online after iCloud account hack

More than 30 photos of the celebrities have been posted on Twitter by a hacker who appears to have stolen the pictures from the iCloud account of Styles’s mother, Anne.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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bitdefender.com

Mystery continues to surround the nude celebrity iCloud hack

The FBI may have identified computers used in last year’s notorious hack of celebrity iCloud accounts.

But that doesn’t mean they know who was behind it.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Nude videos of Kris Jenner “hacked from her iCloud”

Kris Jenner is apparently horrified that a hacker has broken into her iCloud account, and managed to access surveillance footage of her pottering about nude inside her Californian house.


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intego.com

Apple patches brute force password-cracking security hole in iCloud

The recently-released iDict tool could waltz past Apple iCloud security checks, brute-forcing passwords and even bypass security questions and two-factor authentication.

Read more in my article on the Mac Security blog.


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