Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, 98 other celebs' nude photos leaked online

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Minimalist, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. LuksWall

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    Based on the information that has been released so far, it appears that J law and the rest who were hacked, used weak passwords and/or had obvious answers to their security questions. Shockingly Apple did not help matters by, (A) not having countermeasures in place against brute force attacks, and (B) not doing a very good job of explaining how its iCloud service works. In the end, this could have been prevented if the victims would have had more secure passwords and answers to their security question. (e.g. if you are famous, and have a dog named Tinckerbell, Don't choose it as the answer to your security questions "What is your favorite pet's name?") duh!
     
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    New Zealand's main internet provider is brought down by volume of people clicking on links to fake celebrity nude photos
    • The main internet provider in New Zealand is crashed due to people trying to view new celebrity leaked photos
    • Once people clicked on the links they inadvertently installed malware causing the internet to crumble
    • The first threat is believed to have come from a Twitter account
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-click-links-fake-celebrity-nude-photos.html
     
  3. Countryboy15

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    Well now there is a shocker :D If you are going to go looking at things like that, do it when they first get leaked. Otherwise, of course the bad guys are going to take advantage of it. These celebrities just never learn from past incidents. Maybe instead of just getting their coffee and running errands, their handlers should teach them at least the very basics of online security. Even a good old boy like myself has some common sense. It's a shame this keeps happening to them, but after so many chances to change they might as well just ask the hackers to steal their data.
     
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    The celebrities definitely don't have the monopoly on stupidity. Anybody remember JPEGSCAN.EXE from around 2004? It detected malicious code embedded in JPEG files. The problem of malicious code in image files is at least 10 years old. Malware disguised as image files goes back even farther. So much for "educating users". It works for a few, but for the vast majority, stupidity wins out.
     
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    That won't do a lot of good. Once these things get out in one place, they are found hundreds of other places within a couple of hours or so.
     
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    From Are you a HOT CELEB? Think your SEXY PICS are safe? Maybe NOT:
     
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    Lol, is there no limit for login attempts?
     
  10. Minimalist

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    No there was not. They have fixed vulnerability since.
     
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    Then I guess my distaste for Apple is well placed. Limiting login attempts, along with other standard countermeasures, should be applied to all online services.
     
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    @ronjor Interesting. This kind of amazes me. If I had compromising infromation or photo's involving my family there is absolutely no chance that the information would hit anything connected to the internet. Not the cloud and certainty not a smart phone. Private data and pics I value live on a non internet machine and the pics are taken with an old fashioned digital that lacks the capacity to connect to the net. The answer to security is simple if one is capable of thinking.
     
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    I would think people wouldn't fall for telephone scams and phishing, but they do.

    The vast majority of users on the web are blissfully unaware of all the pitfalls that could affect them.

    That includes businesses.
     
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    Nude Celebs, Target, Home Depot: Who is to blame? Criminals!
    http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/09/10/nude-celebs-target-home-depot-blame-criminals/
     
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    At this point so is everything. :D
     
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    Eh it's just another case of Apple's eroge arrogance thinking that they have indestructible systems.
     
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    Anyone else have a real antipathy to SMS-based 2FA? Seems to me a recipe for being locked out of your account when your 2-factor device is lost or stolen - posh mobiles being a prime target for theft (where a fob would not be). What I'd also really like to see is 2FA for mobile logon using a NFC-based fob.

    More generally, it's quite hard to stop a lot of services from automatically synchronising content including photos to the cloud, they want your data - smartphones are expensive devices which are instruments of advertising, so privacy is bound to be hard/impossible with them for "ordinary" mortals. And celebs are bound to be targeted.
     
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