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Apple responds to iPhone Ransom Hack

Apple says that iCloud was not compromised in the iPhone Ransom hack this week. Users should change passwords.

May 28 2014, 4:28am CDT | by

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Apple responds to iPhone Ransom Hack

Yesterday reports from Australia came in that iPhone users got extorted for getting their iPhones unlocked again. Users received emails that asked them to pay $100 to get their iPhone back. The hacker used Find My iPhone to lock the devices.

Apple has issued a statement according to ZDNet, that iCloud was not compromised in this hack. Apple tells users to change passwords. The statement is not very helpful to affected users. This support group provides the help you need to get your iDevices back. There are also some attempts in finding out how the hacker got the login and password of the hacked iPhone owners.

An interesting theory is that the hackers got in via a US proxy service. Such services are used to view geo locked content from abroad.

Find more Apple News and Rumors in our Apple News Hub and on our new real-time Apple news site Apple Balla. Apple is set to have an exciting fall and holiday season with the release of iOS 7 and OS Maverick in addition to a slew of new devices including the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and MacBook Pro. There might also be something completely new that we do not know about. It is likely not the iWatch, which is expected for 2014.


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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

Source: AppleSlashdot

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "The biggest thing that sets the Amazon Fire Phone apart from its Android and Apple competitors probably isn't the clean interface or the unlimited photo storage—it's the dirty power behind it. When Fire users upload their photos and data to Amazon's cloud, they'll be creating a lot more pollution than iPhone owners, Greenpeace says. Apple has made a commitment to running its iCloud ...
Source: AppleSlashdot   Full article at: AppleSlashdot 5 days ago, 11:18am CDT


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12 Easy Tricks To Make Your iPhone Run Faster (AAPL)

Source: The Business Insider

We use our phones for nearly everything, which is why the slightest bug or glitch can feel unbearable. If your iPhone feels like it's running a bit slow, there's usually a problem that can be easily solved.  Two years of everyday use can take a toll on your iPhone, but these tips and tricks should be able to hold you over until your next upgrade. Get rid of old photos Deleting unnecessary files i ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 6 days ago, 4:12pm CDT

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Apple ID Two-Step Verification Now Available in 59 Countries [iOS Blog]

Source: MacRumors

Apple today expanded its two-step verification feature for Apple IDs to 48 additional countries, bringing the total number of countries able to access two-step authentication to 59. Initially noticed by 9to5Mac new countries receiving the feature include China, France, India, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Thailand, Switzerland, and many more across Asia, South America, and Europe. First launched in March of 2013, two-step verificati ...
Source: MacRumors   Full article at: MacRumors Jul 17 2014, 11:39am CDT

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More Security Coming For iCloud

Source: Apple Balla

The modern world is more focused than ever on security and making sure that personal information is not going to land in the hands of anyone unauthorized. This has been a major c ...
Source: Apple Balla   Full article at: Apple Balla Jul 1 2014, 10:45pm CDT

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Apple ceases development of Aperture

Source: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

During this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple briefly mentioned a brand new Photos app that will introduce editing tools and iCloud sharing. Today there's a bit of follow-up news, as Apple ...
Source: The Unofficial Apple Weblog   Full article at: The Unofficial Apple Weblog Jun 27 2014, 12:10pm CDT

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Microsoft Boosts Cloud Storage Offerings To One-Up Rivals

Source: bidness etc

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is upping its game in the cloud storage business. The Seattle-based software giant announced today that it would offer greater storage space and lower pricing for customers of its cloud services, as it looks to gain market share in the highly lucrative cloud business. The company said it will increase the storage space limit in the free version of its OneDrive cloud service to 15GB, up from the previous allotment of 7 ...
Source: bidness etc   Full article at: bidness etc Jun 23 2014, 4:10pm CDT

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Free app for managing your yacht

Source: Sail World

And if you have enabled iCloud, you can back up data and download it to another device, so that it is always avail ...
Source: Sail World   Full article at: Sail World Jun 23 2014, 5:04am CDT

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Source: Macintouch

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Source: Macintouch   Full article at: Macintouch Jun 16 2014, 5:40am CDT

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Apple's New Family Plan Makes It Easy To Solve The iTunes Identity Crisis

Source: Forbes

It is patently clear that each person needs their own iTunes account to actually take advantage of iCloud integration. Without that, it’s just a big muddle that delivers more ...
Source: Forbes   Full article at: Forbes Jun 14 2014, 9:37am CDT

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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