Apple Inc will launch its brand new iPhone 6 on September 9. However, this weekend, dozens of Hollywood celebrities leaked photos were posted and surfaced online by hackers, which is said to result from the weak iCloud password and put the company in a dilemma.
Nude photos of Hollywood celebrities, including Oscarwinning actress Jennifer Lawrence were posted on Internet forums by unknown hackers. Most people are worried about the safety of iCloud. At this moment, maybe some people have the question: will the upcoming iPhone 6 be safe? As to this question, I have my own ideas and it cannot be on behalf of anything.
I think the upcoming iPhone 6 is safe for us to use although the leak of nude photos happened. First Apple Inc has gave the explanation that iCloud itself is safety. Because these celebrities have set weak passwords, which are got by the hackers. Acquiring just a user name and password allows hackers access to content on iCloud.com, but with the accompaniment of the ElcomSoft software, a complete backup can reportedly be downloaded into easy-to-access folders filled with the device’s contents. Apparently, it is important for us to set a strong and complicate password but easy for us to remember.
Aimed at this hole, Apple Inc has come out the two factor verification. Two actor verification makes it more difficult for hackers to acquire a user’s login credentials in the first place, preventing many attacks, but an iCloud backup can be installed with just a user name and a password. How does two factor verification work? Refer to the following picture.
To make a summary, I think it is safe to use the upcoming iPhone 6 as long as you use complicate and unique passwords on your devices. Besides, using two factor authentication when available and necessary. The two important and useful ways are guarantees for us to use Apple products after the leak of nude photos. Apple Inc will put forward more methods for users to better use iPhone/iPad.
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