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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Apple Was Warned about iCloud hack, but Ignored It

Apple Was Warned about iCloud hack, but Ignored It

Apple Was Warned about iCloud hack, but Ignored It

Added: Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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As everyone knows today, Apple’s delusions of its own iCloud invulnerability may have led to nude photos of its starlet customers being leaked online. However, one of the security researchers has warned Apple six months ago of a security hole which exposed the personal data of iCloud users.

Ibrahim Balic, a London-based software developer, notified of a method he had discovered for infiltrating iCloud accounts back in March 2014. The exploit he reported was similar to the exploit allegedly used in the “Celebgate” hack. The developer notified an Apple official that he managed to successfully bypass a security feature designed to prevent “brute-force” attacks. Usually, these attacks are defeated by limiting the number of times users can try to log in.

Balic explained that he could try more that 20,000 passwords combinations on any account, and the developer warned Apple so that it could be fixed. Besides, he also reported the vulnerability via Apple’s online bug submission form. However, the reported vulnerability remained unfixed, with an Apple official questioning the developer over the details of his discovery, while doing nothing to fix the issue.

Only when the Celebgate photos exploded across the Internet, the company reportedly patched the flaw the developer found. However, the tech giant denied that the flaw was in any way linked to the Celebgate event. Apple’s statement insisted that the theft of the pictures didn’t result from any breach of its systems, including iCloud or “Find my iPhone”.

Interestingly enough, the software developer says this is not the first time that Apple has done this to him. Back in 2013, Balic identified a security flaw in the Apple Developer Centre. At the time, the website was almost immediately shut down, with Apple claiming that was due to an intruder attempt to secure personal data of registered developers. The problem is that Ibrahim Balic was a criminal for reporting the vulnerability, and Apple was going to arrest him for discovering flaws in its security.

Of course, Balic was a bit concerned about the situation and went public in the form of a comment on a TechCrunch article. In addition, he later uploaded a proof video to YouTube. Finally, the company acknowledged the developer for reporting a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on its Web Server notification page.

Posted by:  SuperAdmin
Date:  Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendSuperman (2014-10-04 03:51:15)
trialNerror avatarOh yea! I remember that story from last year when Apple went after Balic for only trying to let them know about a security flaw but Apple insisted he was an immoral hacker. Freaking ridiculous. Goddamm I hate Apple. Makes me wonder, though, why Balic is still trying to be nice to Apple?

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET lover (2014-10-04 03:52:22)
Nan1977asdl avatarThats the consequences quite expected from a greedy money hunting giant.
I ain't even surprised When Account of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence,
was hacked.So for common users what is expected? Emails that are sent when a
password is reset, customers will receive a push notification to their
iPhone or iPad when an iCloud back-up is restored, or their details are used
to log into an account on a new device.That type of security flaws quite
easy to break for the hackers.

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2014-10-04 03:55:34)
teethors avatarwarned sent, Face the consequences if not noted. 2 thumbs up for cloud

posted by (2014-10-04 10:01:57)
Rockman avatarWhy does apple have to lie and lie it never ends what does apple get from it . .

posted by ET lover (2014-10-04 20:31:18)
se7enslayer avatarApple consumers are called iBitches. They basically get iRaped for being iNice.

posted by Blocked (2014-10-05 12:23:59)
Poster avatarNo one have hacked anyone's accounts, it's just a black PR, so selebs just leaked theirs photos on purpose, simple as that!

All the selebs have almost the same selfies & you people think it's a coincidence?

se7enslayer: exactly!

posted by (2014-10-06 02:41:30)
guswang avatarIt's Apple. what can you expect more than overpriced low quality products? Apple has no respect for its customers.

posted by (2014-10-08 06:37:43)
XGirlyXGirlX avatarApple must be made accountable for its own system flaws and not the ones who discovers them.....

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