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Apple issues statement on celeb photo hack, says iCloud / Find my iPhone not to blame

By Shawn Knight
Sep 2, 2014
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  1. Apple on Tuesday issued an update on their investigation into the unprecedented theft of photos of dozens of celebrities over the weekend. In it, the Cupertino-based company said none of the cases they've looked into resulted from a breach in any...

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  2. Zoner1501

    Zoner1501 TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +11

    Maybe it's NSA related, Snowden did say it was common that guys there would come upon naked pics and show them around.
     
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  3. Cloud secure equivalent as hold your car in public streets.
     
  4. Egon Spengler

    Egon Spengler TS Rookie Posts: 19

    This seems more like publicity stunt than hack.
     
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Definitely. It is their fault for using weak passwords.
     
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,159   +1,891

    As a general rule of thumb, if you're going to snap pictures of yourself that you don't want getting out, don't store them on connected devices. It saves a lot of tissues...err... problems, in the long-run.

    The only thing more amusing than the story are the responses some of the celebrities have provided.
     
  7. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,053   +397

    Oh those poor celebs.... *sarcasm*
     
  8. Snowden

    Snowden TS Member Posts: 68   +31

    Indeed. Most of them end up with a strange white effect on them.
     
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  9. Snowden

    Snowden TS Member Posts: 68   +31

    Wow, Apple actually investigated something for more than 20 minutes this time.

    The best preventative measure is....throw away your NSAphone, I mean iPhone.

    The next best thing is NEVER upload or share any photos of yourself. It's a no-brainer really, but this has become a 'selfie' obsessed society.
     
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  10. Chris Just

    Chris Just TS Enthusiast Posts: 32

    Ues the cloud for photos that make some porn look tame then you need your head looked at! It is just crazy to think with all the hacking going on today that anything on line is safe. I even quit using my credit card online and in stores because of all the places hacked like Target, Home depo, Sony Ect.
     
  11. Chris Just

    Chris Just TS Enthusiast Posts: 32

    When rich people are involved you know the company and feds get involved but if it was a normal joe they would not have even investagated nor would the feds be involved.
     
  12. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,272   +54

    Never could be apple's fault.
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,265   +1,692

    OK, we have been going on over and over about this, time and time again. If anything happens to you with your iPhone, "you're holding it wrong".

    For example, holding your iPhone while you're naked is, "holding it wrong".

    Letting someone else hold your iPhone while you're naked is, "holding it wrong", also.

    And do use a strong 14 digit password. Something like, "123456LOOKATME"

    For nude pictures of Miley Cyrus, save the time and trouble of hacking her phone, just download any of her recent music videos.
     
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  14. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109


    Um, thanks but I'm gonna have to pass on both of that. Either way, good point :)
     
  15. User identification with username and password on a website should be STOPPED!
    OK it is handy but it is too easy to get those credentials by phishing.
     
  16. Yep and replace it with an NSADroid phone instead right fanboy?
     
  17. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,164   +1,840

    If you're not going to use your credit card, can I?
     
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,265   +1,692

    Dibs!
     

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