Apple Adds Browser Security In Wake Of iCloud Hack
Apple has released an updates iCloud security document with instructions on how to avoid man in middle type attacks like those did hack in China reported over last couple of days.
The support site says Apple is deeply committed to protecting its customers privacy and security, and that is aware of intermittent organized network attacks but doesnt specify the most recent incident in particular, nor does it mention China.
The alleged attack came to light over the weekend, after vigilant users spotted warning messages on their internet browsers and started discussing the matter in online forums. The attack cited by Greatfire comes several weeks after Apple said it would begin storing iCloud data for Chinese users on China Telecom servers.
Apples iCloud service in China was targeted by an organized effort to intercept username and passwords using a man-in-the-middle attack that injects a site masquerading as iCloud.com when users navigate to that address. The methods mentioned above wont work in all browsers, including Qihoo 360, but users worried about falling victim should employ Firefox, Chrome or Safari to avoid the risk.
Apples newly issued security document obviously doesnt constitute a statement either way on the source of the attacks, but it should help protect users concerned they might be affected.