Due to major incompatibility issue of iCloud for Windows with the latest update of Windows 10, Apple released an update for iCloud only a few days ago and now, there has been an unscheduled iCloud for Windows update released by Apple and is now available for download.
Apple constantly makes use of cloud sync and is also expanding this feature as well as the amount of information synchronized with iCloud. Starting with iOS 11, Apple expanded this and began to synchronize Health Data with iCloud.
Apple is one of those companies that is always concerned for the data of its customers and is always trying to protect that data. Now, Apple is also allowing its customers to download a copy of their iCloud data from Apple’s servers.
Microsoft recently released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update which had a lot of issues, the main being users’ files getting deleted but now Microsoft has decided that it will block the update on devices which are not compatible with the update.
A large number of users on Twitter reported about their iCloud accounts that their iCloud accounts got locked down overnight.
There is nothing confirmed that what caused this incident to happen. The thing that most of us are interested in including me to find out what was the cause but most importantly most people want to get back into their accounts.
Despite this wave of a serious issue, Apple’s System Status page has not shown any problems with Apple ID.
In 2014, there was a security breach of iCloud which allowed pictures of many celebrities to be leaked through iCloud and now a fifth person has stepped forward to plead guilty about his role in unauthorized access to the iCloud Accounts of celebrities.
Apple’s iCloud services experienced a major outage in which users were having problems accessing iCloud based apps and services such as Find My iPhone, Notes. On the Apple’s System Status page, about 21 services related to iCloud were experiencing some sort of issue.
The outage affected Apple’s key services like iCloud Drive, iCloud Backup and some other productivity apps that sync using the iCloud platform.
Apart from major services like iCloud Drive and Find My iPhone being affected, there were other apps and services too that rely on Apple’s iCloud secure platform were affected including iCloud Keychain and account sign in for all the Apple devices.
After about two hours, the services were fully restored. The outage occurred on 11:51 PM ET(23-10-18) and the services were restored at 1:55 AM ET after being down for more than two hours.
Bloomberg reported today that about three years ago, Chinese Military started inserting spying microchips on the Supermicro server motherboards whilst they were being engineered in China. These Chips provided Chinese government a stealth and sneaky passageway into any network that used the tampered hardware.