Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Traveling to China? Have an iPhone? Clear Your Cloud First

Chinese authorities just launched “a malicious attack on Apple” that could capture user names and passwords of anyone who logs into the iCloud from anywhere in the country, the well-respected censorship watchdog GreatFire.org reports

With that information, a hacker can view users contacts, photos, messages and personal information stored in the cloud.

China has an estimated 100 million iPhone users in China, and all of them could be vulnerable, GreatFire reports, thanks to a “man in the middle” attack that tricks users into believing they are logging into a secure connection, when they are actually logging into a Chinese government-controlled site instead. (more)