iCloud apparent flaw

by George Chetcuti [Published on 6 Aug. 2012 / Last Updated on 6 Aug. 2012]

An apple user sells his MacBook Air and finds out that he can still track the device using Apple's "Find My Mac" feature, even though the laptop's hard drive has been completely erased. An apparent flaw in Apple's iCloud, allows owners of second-hand Apple devices to be tracked by the original owner, who can also remotely wipe all the data off the device. Apple's Cloud computing allows users to access their files anywhere and on any device. But the downside is that your data is stored online in the "cloud" and can be accessed remotely by determined attackers.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/aussie-exposes-icloud-flaw-but-apple-stays-silent-20120806-23pmx.html#ixzz22mF6HhMB

An apple user sells his MacBook Air and finds out that he can still track the device using Apple's "Find My Mac" feature, even though the laptop's hard drive has been completely erased. An apparent flaw in Apple's iCloud, allows owners of second-hand Apple devices to be tracked by the original owner, who can also remotely wipe all the data off the device. Apple's Cloud computing allows users to access their files anywhere and on any device. But the downside is that your data is stored online in the "cloud" and can be accessed remotely by determined attackers.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/aussie-exposes-icloud-flaw-but-apple-stays-silent-20120806-23pmx.html#ixzz22mF6HhMB

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