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Apple emailing customers when iCloud accessed through browser

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iCloud gets a security boost

Apple has begun the process of emailing iCloud users whenever a successful login attempt is made through a web browser, as it seeks to make good on a pledge to beef-up the platform’s security.

Apple had promised to act after the celebrity iCloud hack resulted in the very personal photos of a number of illustrious users posted to the internet last week.

Now, according to a Czech Apple site, users are now receiving the emails to the addresses associated with their Apple ID when someone has logged in.

In the email, Apple advises users they can disregard the message if they have recently logged in, but warns of the potential of unauthorised access if they have not.

If it’s the latter, the company says users “should reset your password at My Apple ID.”

The increased push comes as Apple seeks to play down the controversy surrounding iCloud storage.

Last week the company claimed its iCloud and Find My iPhone services had not been breached during the celebrity hack and blamed the invasion on weak passwords and security questions of the victims. The company has not apologised or revealed how the hackers got in and and has faced criticism for its role.

The roll-out of emails to users come just over 24 hours before the company reveals its latest iPhone handsets at a launch event on Tuesday.

Usually at these keynotes, Apple spends time hailing the success and adoption of platforms such as iCloud, so it’ll be interesting to see if the company addresses the situation on Tuesday.

The company is launching a Dropbox-like iCloud Drive storage platform with iOS 8, so that’s sure to get some attention.

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Via: Apple Insider

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