After a spate of celebrity photos were leaked, Apple was tasked with beefing up its iCloud security. One of the first measures that it is implementing is the sending of an e-mail alert for confirmation that a user wishes to access iCloud from a new browser.
It is then up to the user to either disregard the message or take action. The first thing they should do is reset their password and they should then set about reporting malicious behaviour.
However, these alerts are unlikely to prevent hacking attempts. They will simply let users know earlier. These users can then attempt to regain control of their account, hopefully stopping those who are attempting to access files in the process. We wonder if Apple should adopt the digital game marketplace Steam’s approach whereby users are required to check their e-mail and enter a verification code.
It is reassuring to see that Apple is taking steps to prevent a repeat of recent events. All eyes will be on Apple’s event later today to see if any new comments are made regarding the recent iCloud attack.