If you know 24,999 people, and you’ve been worry about meeting a new friend because Apple has limited the number of contacts stored in iCloud to 25,000, feel free to mingle. The company has raised the limit to 50,000. Now start shaking hands.
Apple just expanded their two-step iCloud authentication to cover FaceTime and iMessage. The Guardian reports that signing into an iMessage or FaceTime account will require users to input an authentication code from a verified device on any iCloud accounts that have two-factor verification turned on.
A new tool recently submitted to GitHub can allegedly perform password dictionary attacks on iCloud accounts, without being detected by Apple’s brute-force protections that are supposed to prevent such attacks.
While Apple’s two-factor authentication used to reset a password does provide additional security to a user’s Apple ID, it also makes it virtually impossible to reset your password or access your account in the event that your account has been hacked and you forget your recovery key.
Apple has added the ability to upload images to its iCloud.com beta site for developers. The public site allows users to view, download, and delete their iCloud Photo Library images, but doesn’t currently allow uploading of photos to the library.
GreatFire reports that the Chinese government is targeting iCloud users in China in an attempt to access their login information. The attack, via the man-in-the-middle method, redirects users to a fake iCloud.com login page.