Monday, 1 September 2014

Official comment on iCloud leak

I'm really sorry that talk given by @hackappcom  and @abelenko on local @DefconRussia a group meeting (@chaos_construct event)  few days ago have had such nasty consequences. And blackhat community performed such weak, cheap and  ungrateful feedback.

In  justification I can only mention,  that we only described the way  HOW to hack AppleID. Stealing private "hot" data is outside of our scope of interests. We discuss such methods of hacks in our's narrow range, just to identify all the ways how privacy can by abused.

For everyone, who was involved in this incident, I want to remind, that today we are living in a Brave New Global World, when privacy protection wasn't ever so weak, and you have to consider, that all you data from "smart" devices could be accessable from Internet, the Place of Anarchy, and, as a result, could be a source of undesirable and unfriendly activity.

So, a weak "dictonary" passowrd (like P@$$w0rd) is not the best way to protect yourself in the modern world. But it's not your fault. It's a common problem of modern-being, that people use a technology without understanding all risks and consequences. Not all users are nerds (look  -  Jim Parsons account was not hacked!).

And now, after all that you've experienced, we can only suggest to start information security self-education. You may  follow us on twitter:

and read popular news feeds

and  if you want to go deeper, you better join local Defcone group.


P.S.

Stay wild :)

4 comments:

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