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    icloud breach that apple kept secret?
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    icloud breach that apple kept secret?

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    The comment that struck me in that article"
    "During my researcher, I saw many notes from other Apple users who kept their bank account related information and passwords in the iCloud."
    That is really unbelievable!

    Reminds me of people who write their PIN on their debit card

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    icloud breach that apple kept secret?
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    What struck me the most, how Apple downplayed the impact of the flaw and not paying the bounty for the researcher.

    There's always a "security flaw" in any cloud, that may have been exploited for an unknown time period prior to acknowledging such flaw(s). Some of the flaws become public, while others are pushed under the "cloud". And of course, the impact of the publicly acknowledged flaw is downplayed by the the cloud provider.

    The consumer Google+ shuts down in this April for number of reasons, one of them is this:

    https://thehackernews.com/2018/12/go...s-hacking.html

    And people wonder why I don't use iCloud, or any other cloud for storing documents, pictures, or data in general.

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    icloud breach that apple kept secret?
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    Despite recent threads on this forum I am still a strong believer in keeping backup local wherever possible. It is one of the reasons I resisted using a password manager for so long. Entrusting my security to a remote server somewhere was seemingly a contradiction in terms. Then along came Enpass. Everything stored locally, one master password, password creation, auditing and the ability to sync via iCloud to my iDevices. Even this seemed safe enough because the synced file was 256bit encrypted and could only be read by Enpass using my unique password but, and this is the point, I do not store my credit cards details nor would I. This is in stark contrast to a friend of a friend who's son posted an image of his new passport on Face Book last week. Sheeeesh!


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    icloud breach that apple kept secret?

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    Here here Rod.

    The cloud gets nothing of mine!
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
    What struck me the most, how Apple downplayed the impact of the flaw and not paying the bounty for the researcher.
    The article seems to make arguments from silence vs. actual statements from Apple that "downplay" anything. They fixed the issues. As for the researcher, according to the article, "After patching it in November 2018, Apple acknowledged the issue to Melih but responded that the company had already addressed it before receiving details from him." So unless there's actual evidence that Apple is outright lying, I don't see why they should have paid him anything.
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