How Safe is Your iCloud Account?

Hackers are on the move again, and their next targets are cracking iPhone and Apple user’s iCloud accounts. A new hacking device called IDict, was uploaded to GitHub, and overrides the necessary authentication that is usually required to access an Apple account.

There was a list released that warns users to search through 500 different password possibilities, and if you find your password amongst the list then it is highly advised that you change it as soon as possible. Many of these passwords on the list are very generic, and include examples such as; Password1, Devil666, Password123, and ILoveyou2. These are all simple passwords created by users with the intentions that they themselves do not forget how to access their files and information. Skipping the step of creating a unique password may result in a form of stolen identity.

In 2014, countless iCloud accounts were hacked, which resulted in the scandal of celebrity nude photos exposed to the public. We are warned every year when a list of the most common passwords of the year is released. The problem is so many people have the mentality that nothing like that can ever happens to them, and that is a major flaw.

It was reported that the hacking is nothing to be concerned about, but it’s still a major violation of property that could result in people feeling exposed and helpless. Even if you don’t have the most unique passwords and usernames, it’s always smart to rotate and change your account information, so you do not face these sorts of problems.

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