Apple iCloud services back up after being down

iCloudApple’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.iCloud-Services-Down

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.

Apple releases Security Updates for iCloud and iOS

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Apple’s security is considered to be one of the best on the Internet but every software has some vulnerability that needs to be fixed and as new features are added every day, the number of vulnerabilities increase which is to be resolved as they are found.

There were found certain vulnerabilities in both iOS 12 and iCloud for Windows which Apple fixed as Apple has just released a new batch of security updates for iOS 12 and iCloud resolving numerous serious vulnerabilities. Continue reading “Apple releases Security Updates for iCloud and iOS”

Apple denies the report of “spy” chips found in iCloud Servers

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Source: Bloomberg

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.

The report quotes an official who said that while investigating, investigators found out that about 30 companies were attacked including Apple, Amazon, along with a major bank and government contractors in the United States.  Continue reading “Apple denies the report of “spy” chips found in iCloud Servers”

Paul Manafort and iCloud Blunder

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Paul Manafort -Alex Wong/Getty

Paul Manafort was the political advisor of President Trump in the Elections 2016 and was chairman of his presidential campaign was convicted in the month of August on eight counts of tax and bank fraud has agreed to plead guilty office special counsel.

The obstruction count came from a very unlike source, his iCloud Account and he is said to have owned “20 Apple Devices” which shows his affection for Apple products. Continue reading “Paul Manafort and iCloud Blunder”