January 6, 2015

Apple Plugs iCloud Security Issue

“This new hacking tool to guess iCloud users’ passwords reminds us of a similar attack targeted at celebrity accounts a few months back,” said Jerome Segura, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, in a statement. “iDict, as it is called, is made of a few php files and a large text file containing hundreds of thousands of passwords. The hacker loads the scripts on a local web server and is able to perform unlimited login attempts using the list of passwords.”

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