Apple is taking a big step to ensure the safety of your iCloud account. Starting June 15, all apps that require iCloud access will need an app-specific password. If you’re already signed into a third-party app with iCloud access through your Apple ID, you will be signed out and will have to generate an app-specific password to sign in again. This mostly pertains to apps like Microsoft Outlook, and Mozilla Thunderbird which can access your iCloud account.
Apple has sent out emails to some iOS users, informing them that the recent update to iOS 10.3 may have enabled some on-device services after they were initially disabled by the user.
Responding to Hackers’ Claims, Apple Clarifies That iCloud and Apple ID Accounts Haven’t Been Compromised
In a response drafted to address the threats posed by a hacker group named “Turkish Crime Family”, Apple has mentioned that none of the Apple IDs or iCloud accounts have been breached as of yet.
iCloud Instrumental in Tracking Down Anonymous Twitter Troll Who Sent Seizure Inducing Tweets to a Journalist
Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald was sent seizure-inducing tweets on Twitter by an account named @jew_goldstein. Naturally, Eichenwald and his attorneys didn’t waste any time in filing a complaint with the authorities.
Apple recently updated its official System Status page, which reflects known issues to all of its iCloud and online services.
To combat iCloud calendar spam, Apple has added a “Report Junk” button to iCloud.com’s calendar web app. Over the last few weeks, iOS users have been complaining about receiving hundreds of spam invitations on their iCloud calendar.
Over the weekend, a lot of people I know have been affected by the iCloud calendar spam. It’s a smart move by the spammers. Because email filters are now so good, they’re look at alternative sources. Turns out, iCloud’s filtering system isn’t so good after all. And just like that, we end up with invitations to “events” for buying “Ray-ban”s.
Apple takes privacy very seriously — much more seriously than most of its rivals — but it seems it’s not quite as innocent as it makes out. A Russian security firm has discovered that the company is pulling call history from every iPhone that has iCloud enabled.
Back in 2014, Apple found itself embroiled in a widespread issue over celebrity iCloud accounts being hacked, and pictures of those celebrities subsequently being published online.
Apple released new software versions for iOS, macOS Sierra, watchOS, and tvOS, but now the company is seeing some downtime with one of its services.