This latest iCloud hack has victimised celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Ariane Grande and many more big names. This hack has made a ruckus in the society. Moreover, this also questions the reliability and credibility of the most secure platform. This mishap took place just a week before the launch of the iPhone 6. But apple clears the air which was filled with rumours questioning the security.
This incident has made everybody question on the safety features it tends to offer. Every one needs the answer to this question.
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I would like to quote an example from our daily life in order to make this incident very clear. Lets take the example of your home.
God forbid, but if any one breaks into your home, so whom will you account it for. I belive! You won't question your landlord for this. Same is the case with the iCloud. It is like your abode where you keep your stuff and its security is dependent on you.
Moreover, there is a two way security which could have helped in avoiding this massacre. Earlier this year a two-step verification was launched in order to avoid these malicious activities. After the two step verification at appleid.apple.com you need to sign in to go to the security and password which is located at the top of the page.
In order to be at a safer side, use the following steps:
If you are intimidated by the security breaches then change your Apple ID and iTunes ID as soon as possible. As this is the key to your iCloud, which is the most crucial link which controls your mails and your photostream as well.
This is something very arbitrary, so make sure your security question is unique. Do use such answers which can not be easily tracked.
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As discussed earlier, your journey with iCloud could be much more easier and safer if you know about all the knitty-gritties properly. In order to keep your journey safe you need to understand how does these Mobile app work and communicate with the iCloud.
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Find My iPhone
You must know the fact that iCloud has no privacy controls for Find My iPhone. There is a personal security feature provided to you to find out your misplaced smartphone. Moreover, a person who knows your Apple ID info can find out the whereabouts of your iPhone.
Although it is an intrinsic feature of iOS5 and 6, but it needs to be installed and enabled through settings. Furthermore, you can trace out the person who is tracing you iPhone. For this you just need to go to the Settings options and there you need to go down to Location Services. Then you need to tap the Find My iPhone icon and then you need to turn on the “Status Bar Icon”.
Find My Friends
While this free app must be installed on a phone to be activated, consider this: if someone finds your phone, unlocked, then he or she can download Find My Friends, have it run in the background, and prevent you from deleting it by setting a parental control passcode (which is different from the lock screen passcode). Notifications can be set up to alert users when "friends" enter or leave locations, like airports, places of work, home, or points of interest. In Settings > Location Services, you can check to see if Find My Friends has access.
Okay, now this is the most important and the most hyped feature which is supposedly responsible for the major leakage of various provocative pictures of the celebrities. Talking about its features, it intrinsically figures out your whereabouts and whom are you with. Moreover, there is also is a software which can give you the geotags (encoded GPS coordinates) of any picture captured in your phone.
Furthermore, it automatically posts your location if the Location Services are switched on. This is automatic even if you do not add your location on your pictures on the social feed.
I don't know how people will take it, (positively or negatively) but there are a lot of iOS apps which use the geo tracking. Perhaps their are many apps which can track down the location even if they are running in the background and they report these recorded location to the servers.
To find out such apps you need to go to Settings and then tap to the Location option. Here you will get a list of apps which fetch the geo location. Moreover, hackers use them to hack your accounts. So be careful while using such iOS mobile apps.
iMessage made the access of mails very easier as it is associated with an email account. Moreover, we sync it to the iPad or Mac and this makes it accessible if we download the Message app. Perhaps this email account is the Apple ID and this enables the hacker to get access to all your mails and messages without your permission and from any device.
After all this discussion we can not blame the iCloud for this mishap but this is solely on how we keep it and protect it from the malicious people out there. And it is said that everything comes with a cost and so all these awesome functionalities also need special attentiveness while using them. Therefore, it is well advised that one should know about the functionalities of iOS in depth before using them.
So a tip for the users, don't be afraid of using them and for the iOS development companies start developing new apps as iOS8 and iPhone 6 is about to hit the stores.
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