January 8, 2015

Aw, don’t be iDict! Apple kills brute force iCloud cracker

Apple has applied a security update that breaks a recently distributed iCloud hacking tool that took advantage of the flaw that led to the mass hack of nudie pics belonging to celebs including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.

Jerome Segura, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, commented: “This new hacking tool to guess iCloud users’ passwords reminds us of a similar attack targeted at celebrity accounts a few months back. iDict, as this tool is called, is made of a few php files and a large text file containing hundreds of thousands of passwords.”

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