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Latest iCloud crack can't beat a good password

Glenn Fleishman | Jan. 9, 2015
You've likely read about iDict, a very publicly released cracking tool designed to compromise iCloud accounts using brute-force techniques--techniques that try a series of passwords in quick succession in the hope of finding the correct one. According to reports, the vulnerability was patched by Apple within a few days. (Apple has declined to comment, however.)

Separately, late in 2014, I received a couple of reports about Apple ID or iCloud details being changed in password-protected accounts without any notification or other alerts. In one case, the user's address and phone number were swapped, but apparently to an account used by someone who had nothing to do with the change. If you've had a similar mystery occur, get in touch so I can gather more details.


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