Tech giant Apple has announced plans to improve the security of its iCloud service, Chief Executive Tim Cook confirmed, a week after explicit photos of celebrities were stolen and leaked.
The company said it will add security alerts for iCloud owners, wherein users will receive an email when a new device logs into an account to access private information or when someone tries to guess the password.
“When I step back from this terrible scenario that happened and say what more could we have done, I think about the awareness piece,” Tim Cook said in a statement. “I think we have a responsibility to ratchet that up. That’s not really an engineering thing.”
Impact of New System
Cook said the new system will allow users to take action immediately and may prevent future intrusions.
Apple denies allegations that a weak iCloud security measure allowed intruders to publish the photos of stars online.
The company’s security had reportedly not been breached, as hackers correctly answered security questions to obtain passwords.