Apple’s introduction of two-step authentication for Apple IDs was a great step forward in helping users protect their account security – but according to The Verge, a new security bug has been discovered which allows anyone to reset your Apple ID password using only your email address and password. Notably, the issue only affects customers who have NOT enabled two-step verification.
Apple’s iCloud and Apple ID security has been behind for a long time – but today, Apple has finally decided to beef up their security by adding the option for two-step verification for iCloud and Apple ID logins. Two-step verification adds an additional security code on top of your password, which is required to log in and make changes to your account.
Apple and Adobe haven’t always gotten along well in the past, especially when it comes to Flash Player (Steve Jobs was publicly vocal about his disdain for Flash Player, especially on iOS devices) – but according to CNBC, Adobe’s Chief Technology Office will be abandoning his position at Adobe in favor of a new role on Apple’s executive team.
While Apple does not attend the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, their shadow still looms large over the event. This year, Apple loomed large at the event in another important way: By winning a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award!
Chances are, to go along with your nifty new @icloud.com address, you probably have either a @mac.com or @me.com address, or both. Want to simplify things and just use your @icloud.com address as the default for sending email? Here’s how.
While OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 users have been able to share their reminders with others via the native reminders app, Windows users and others have been unable to setup shared reminders. Now Apple has taken steps to remedy that.
When Apple discoutinued their paid MobileMe service last year in favor of the free iCloud service, they offered former MobileMe subscribers an extra 20GB of storage. They have now extended that offer for an additional year.
Apple launched it’s iCloud.com cloud services portal to the public on Thursday. Previously only available in beta format to developers, the site is now available for all iCloud users, allowing them to share content and information over multiple devices.
Following this weekend’s account of how hackers were able to gain access to Wired writer Mat Honan’s iCloud account and destroy his digital life, both Apple and Amazon have responded by taking measures to tighten their security.
Following this weekends news of how Mat Honan’s iCloud account (and thereby many of his other accounts) were compromised by a clever hacker, Honan has now updated his original post explaining exactly how the hacker was able to gain access to his accounts.
Wired writer Mat Honan shared a real-life horror story about how his iCloud account was compromised, giving the hacker access to all of his data, and resulting in his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air being remotely wiped.