Monday, September 29, 2014

Developer: Apple knew about the vulnerability to iCloud six months before the leak intimate photos of celebrities

The scandal with the publication of intimate photographs of celebrities from all iCloud overgrown with new details. According to The Daily Dot, the application designer Ibrahim Balik back in March of this year, Apple warned about the vulnerability of the service "Find My iPhone", which allegedly allowed hackers to launch an attack on the accounts iCloud.

On the Internet, on the night of September 1, there were intimate photos of Hollywood stars - they posted unknown hackers cracking iCloud. Candid Self stars such as actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst, model Kate Upton, TV personality Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Avril Lavigne and groom Hayden Panettiere Wladimir Klitschko, were laid out by the service users 4chan.
Balik claims that the hackers gained access to personal information of celebrities through the service "Find My iPhone», which is part of the cloud service iCloud. Knowing the name of the user account (in this role, as a rule, acts postal address), they learn passwords by brute force - random sorting options.
The developer says that Apple told of a vulnerability still March 26. In the letter, he said that so you can cycle through the options to 20,000 passwords for each account. In Cupertino did not take steps answering that users will go to password guessing "too much time."
Thus, despite the official denial issued by Apple, yet there is reason to believe that it is a problem about which the spring warned Balik, caused scandalous leak.
Almost immediately after the leak of photos of the company has changed the principle of the passwords in the service of "Find My iPhone». Currently brudforsa method does not work - after five failed password attempts service blocks work.
It is noteworthy that before Ibrahim Balik was marked by an American corporation for the last year found serious vulnerability.
Meanwhile, the network has been the third portion of iCloud-pictures of celebrities in the nude.Hackers posted a net previously unpublished photographs of Kara Delevin model, actress Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lawrence, Alexandra Chando, Kelly Garner, Lauren O'Neill, Brian Nevigan, TV host Brooke Burns, Olympic champion Misty May-Trimor.