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Apple ‘actively investigating’ celebrity photo hack as security experts weigh in

Apple ‘actively investigating’ celebrity photo hack as security experts weigh in

On the evening of August 31, many photos were posted to the 4Chan community of celebrities in compromising positions. Immediately following the situation, reports surfaced that the leak could have been brought on through a brute force attack on Apple’s iCloud service.

Massive Celebrity photo leak attributed to vulnerability in Apple’s iCloud service

Massive Celebrity photo leak attributed to vulnerability in Apple’s iCloud service

On Sunday evening, a hacker posted photographs to 4Chan, which showed dozens of celebrities in compromising positions.

The Next Web is now reporting that the massive celebrity photo leak could have been due to a security breach in Apple’s iCloud service.

Several iCloud services are down [Updated]

Several iCloud services are down [Updated]

Many of Apple’s iCloud services are currently being reported as down, with Apple confirming on their official services status page, that many users may not be able to access specific features.

Apple’s iCloud storage reminders reference iOS 8 and iCloud Drive ahead of launch

Apple’s iCloud storage reminders reference iOS 8 and iCloud Drive ahead of launch

When Apple unveiled iOS 8 earlier in 2014, they showcased plenty of noteworthy features for future OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 users. Of those, iCloud Drive stood out as a new way to get all your files, wherever you are. And now Apple’s already teasing us with its upcoming feature.

Apple now encrypting iCloud emails sent between providers

Apple now encrypting iCloud emails sent between providers

Apple has followed through with its plans of adding end-to-end encryption to iCloud emails sent and received from third-party platforms like Gmail and Yahoo. The company previously only encrypted emails sent between iCloud users, but it has moved swiftly to secure emails in transit between other providers after being called out in a recent NPR article. 

iCloud Mail is down for select users

iCloud Mail is down for select users

iCloud Mail is currently experiencing an outage for certain users that began around 17 to 18 hours ago as of writing. Apple has updated its System Status page to reflect the downtime, noting that about 0.1% of users may be unable to receive mail until the service is restored. 

iCloud Drive could be available through iCloud’s website

iCloud Drive could be available through iCloud’s website

Apple has just released iOS 8 Beta 3 for developers, and as anyone can imagine, there’s plenty to find in the new software. For anyone who uses iCloud.com, a major new find could reveal iCloud Drive’s presence throughout the Apple ecosystem.

New iCloud Removal service bypasses Apple’s Activation Lock feature

New iCloud Removal service bypasses Apple’s Activation Lock feature

In iOS 7, Apple added a anti-theft feature called Activation Lock to the Find My iPhone service, which ties your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your Apple ID so that your lost or stolen iOS device, cannot be used or restored without the login credentials.

Apple to perform CloudKit data wipe on July 7th for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

Apple to perform CloudKit data wipe on July 7th for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

Apple informed developers this afternoon that it will be performing a server-side data wipe on all CloudKit public and private databases for iOS 8 beta and OS X Yosemite developer preview on July 7th. iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library and Mail Drop will be the three affected services by this move, which should have been expected as a routine occurrence with pre-release software. 

iWork beta apps now remember the last document edited in iCloud, plus more in new update

iWork beta apps now remember the last document edited in iCloud, plus more in new update

Apple has officially made an update for their iWork apps available to make working in iCloud much easier. Including Pages, Keynote and Numbers, the update brings plenty of well-needed changes.