“Following yet more privacy concerns over iCloud, Apple has decided to spell out very clearly how to ensure you’re visiting the genuine iCloud page,” Jamie Condliffe reports for Gizmodo.
“Apple explains that it’s ‘aware of intermittent organized network attacks using insecure certificates to obtain user information’ via iCloud,” Condliffe reports. “So, in other words, hackers seem to be exploiting the fact that humans are occasionally dumb to steal their data, by duping them into believing they’re visiting the real iCloud when in fact they’re not.
Condliffe reports, “That, of course, raises the question of how you do know if you’re looking at the right site. Fortunately, Apple’s put together a useful visual guide to help. When you’re connected to the real iCloud in Safari, you should see a green lock in the toolbar. Click it; it should say ‘Safari is using an encrypted connection to www.icloud.com.'”
Info for other, lesser browsers in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Green locks. That’s what you want to see.