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The Fappening: iCloud users, beware!

The event dubbed by the internet as “the Fappening” is the largest celebrity nude photo leak in history. But don't blame Apple for the breach.

Encrypted data in the cloud? Be sure to control your own keys

Data encryption in the cloud is an absolute requirement these days. When you talk to your service providers about encryption, be sure to specify that you want to control your own keys.


Apple CEO vows to tighten iCloud security

Apple, still reeling from the nude celebrity photo breach, plans to strengthen security around its iCloud service, according to CEO Tim Cook.


Will iCloud 'hack' help kill online security questions?

There is no such thing as a "private naked selfie" and the situation is not improved by Apple's online security questions. Kevin Rose is the latest to say it's time to kill such security questions. "If that's the best way we have of...

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Naked celebs: Hackers download sext selfies from iCloud

Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton... the sad list of naked celebs goes on. But what's Apple doing about it? ICYMI, hackers have downloaded celebrities' sexting pictures: It seems the victims' iCloud passwords were...

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How Apple and you can improve iCloud security

Apple's iCloud attack is in the spotlight, but it's nothing compared to the attacks you can expect. Apple and every user must take immediate action to protect your digital lives. Here is what you can do.

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Apple, iCloud take reputation hits after photo scandal

Apple has denied that hackers breached its iCloud service to steal celebrities' intimate photos, but the wave of stories and blogs about the hacks have damaged the company' reputation.

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Box to beef up cloud storage with workflow engine

Box also rolled out consulting services and tailored packages for vertical industries

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Celebrity nude photos scandal a wake-up call for cloud users

An apparent hack of cloud storage sites that caused a slew of nude images of female celebrities to hit the Internet over the weekend should serve as a wake-up call for the public, and for enterprises, to be more cautious with the...

Apple blames 'targeted attack' for leaked nude celebrity photos

A targeted attack focused on user names, passwords and security questions of Apple accounts allowed hackers to access nude celebrity photos and leak them over the Internet, Apple said Tuesday.

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Shadow cloud services pose a growing risk to enterprises

A growing tendency by business units and workgroups to sign up for cloud services without asking their IT organization creates serious risks for enterprises.

Small businesses seek to take off with the cloud

The co-owner of a small Florida-based company was about to have a baby so she sought a more flexible way to run her business. She found the answer in cloud computing technology

Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

Amazon Web Services now lets enterprises use two-factor authentication to better protect hosted WorkSpaces virtual desktops.

Attackers install DDoS bots on Amazon cloud, exploit Elasticsearch weakness

Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in distributed search engine software Elasticsearch to install DDoS malware on Amazon and possibly other cloud servers.

Hacker puts 'full redundancy' code-hosting firm out of business

A code-hosting and project management services provider was forced to shut down operations indefinitely after a hacker broke into its cloud infrastructure and deleted customer data, including most of the company's backups.

No cloud privacy or security: If NSA wants your cloud data 'be big boys about it'

Most of us don’t like the idea of intelligence agencies or law enforcement accessing our data stored in the cloud; that doesn’t mean your data is, by default, being accessed, but it’s likely a matter of principle. As NSA spying...

Jonny Evans: Adobe CS and the dangerous cloud

Adobe's Creative Cloud outage inconvenienced its users, but future cloud failures could damage the global economy.

Business users bypass IT and go rogue to the cloud

IT departments need to watch out for business units or even individual workers going rogue and bypassing IT to go straight to the cloud.

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