Since the celebrity nude iCloud hacks, one third of Americans have improved their online security

“One third of Americans have improved their online security since the iCloud hacks,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.

“A YouGov survey of more than 1,000 American consumers commissioned by security company Tresorit found that just over a third of them have taken steps to beef-up their online security in response to the iCloud hacks,” Lovejoy reports.

“The most common response was to change passwords for stronger ones,” Lovejoy reports, “with 13 percent creating different passwords for each online service and 6 percent enabling two-step verification.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Use two-step verification for Apple ID to keep your personal information as secure as possible. More info here.

Always use unique passwords, do not reuse passwords for different services, and use Apple’s Keychain Access and iCloud Keychain to create and manage them. When used properly, this system works like a dream.

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How easy is it to crack into an Apple iCloud account? We tried to find out – September 3, 2014
Celeb nudes: Comprehensive review of forum posts reveals no mention of ‘Find My iPhone’ brute force technique – September 2, 2014
Apple’s iCloud is secure; weak passwords and gullible users are not – September 2, 2014
Apple: No iCloud breach in celebrity nude photos leak – September 2, 2014
FBI, Apple investigating alleged iCloud hack of celebrity nude, sex photos and videos – September 2, 2014
Celebrity or not, Apple isn’t responsible for your nude photos – September 2, 2014
Apple ‘actively investigating’ Jennifer Lawrence, other nude celebrity photos hack – September 1, 2014
Apple’s iCloud not likely the sole source of leaked Jennifer Lawrence, other nude celebrity photos and videos – September 1, 2014


    1. OMG! That’s what a frightened customer did, changed it from 12341234 to 123412345! I had to roll my eyes very quietly. She won’t listen to me when I tell her that’s a door left wide open for the raccoons to come in and eat the cat food.

    1. It would seem to be so. Massive hacks of financial data did nothing (including no big fuss about the OS they were hacked from). But a few nude photos obtained without even “hacking”, as such, and everybody freaks out! Hmmm.

  1. Not sure I’d recommend relying on iCloud Keychain to manage all your passwords. For times when you need a login outside of Safari, accessing Keychain on iOS is a convoluted mess. Buried in Settings, and no search function.

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