Apple fixes a vulnerability in iCloud

Apple has tightened security again to its suite of hosted services iCloud to bypass the iDict tool to access any user account.

At Apple, 2015 begins under the sign of the hack. On 1 January, a hacker published the iDict tool on the GitHub directory to exploit a vulnerability in Apple’s servers and, where appropriate, access to iCloud accounts. The author, Pr0x13, said he spotted a bug “obvious” that the massive exploitation is “a matter of time.”

Specifically, simply enter the email address of an iCloud account to access it easily generating a brute force attack. iDict bypasses security systems set up by Apple, if a user attempts to guess a password repeatedly, for example. It also thwarts authentication by two factors.

It only took a few days for Apple to close the vulnerability exploited this tool. It must be said that the Cupertino company has experienced several setbacks during the last year, especially when the accounts of several celebrities were hacked. Subsequently, the company increased the safety devices.

Edited on 06/01/2015 at 9:53

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