So, I’m pretty sure you’ve already seen the story on the news about celebrities such as Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, supermodel Kate Upton and others having their personal pictures hacked and posted on the web over Labor day weekend. It’s rumored that the hackers were able to get in to these celebrities’ photo stream through the “cloud” storage on their iPhones through the “Find My iPhone” app. The hacking has left many iPhone owners feeling vulnerable and worried their private pictures could wind up in the hands of someone else. After the hacking occurred, Apple quickly released a statement that they were already investigating the matter and then rolled out a security update yesterday to eliminate the possibility of the same kind of hacking to take place again.
If you have an iPhone but aren’t too familiar with the iCloud features, here are a few things you can do to make sure you and your personal information are more secure:
1. Change Your Settings
Many people probably don’t even know if they have iCloud enabled or not. Be sure to check your iCloud settings and disable anything that you don’t want being stored on your online iCloud. Disable the iCloud automatic backup if you don’t want your photos, accounts and documents to be shared across your network of devices.