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iCloud breach not limited to stolen Hollywood pictures

Reported by: Reed Cowan
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Updated: 9/02/2014 6:46 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV – Celebrities and their more risqué moments are not the only potential victims of the recent iCloud hacking scandal. Any iCloud user also could become a victim.

ICloud is a storage service provided by Apple for users to be able to take a picture or create a document on one device and have that same picture or document end up on another Apple device.

Hundreds of millions of people around the world use it, and every one of them is vulnerable.

"By storing it on the iCloud, it becomes a one-stop shop for hackers,” said Las Vegas Mac expert Rae Hanley of MacTek. “Hackers only have to break in one place to get everybody's data. If they want your information, they can get it.

“That’s how criminals are; you have to choose to protect yourself.”

FBI officials say they are aware of the celebrity hacking issue and are looking into the matter. Experts say the best way to protect the information you float on the cloud is by a complex password.


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