“Apple is finally turning its attention to the growing threat of iCloud Calendar spam, the insidious issue that allows spammers to bypass the usual defenses by exploiting a design flaw in Apple’s cloud Calendar invitation,” Jim Tanous reports for The Mac Observer.

“The issue is not only the spam — comprised primarily of Asian retailers pushing counterfeit products — popping up unsolicited on users’ iDevices and Macs,” Tanous reports, “it’s the risk of exposing recipients to further attacks by confirming the authenticity of their iCloud accounts.”

“While not new, a surge in Calendar spam has hit users in recent weeks,” Tanous reports, “prompting Apple to issue a statement by way of iMore‘s Rene Ritchie.”

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