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Safety Concerns In The Cloud

September 3, 2014, 6:00 PM by Sammi Bjelland

Safety Concerns In The Cloud
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The recent release of nude, celebrity photos online is raising questions about the safety of Apple's iCloud system.

It's been all over the national headlines- nude photos of big name celebrities posted online, without their consent. 

The claim is that someone hacked Apple's iCloud, a system that stores data such as personal documents and photos. While some celebrities are now saying they don't trust the Cloud, Apple says it's user error, not a problem with their system.

"Their servers have not been hacked or compromised in any way. It's just that poor passwords have been used on Apple ID's," said Eric Renshaw, Service Manager at Mac Doctors. 

Eric Renshaw with Mac Doctors says with celebrities constantly being in the public eye, it is possible someone was able to guess their passwords based on personal information.

"If somebody, if Jennifer Lawrence says that her puppy's name is Zachary, then people are going to start trying permutations of that as a password. And who knows. Maybe they'll get in that way," said Renshaw. 

If you don't want people to get into your personal information, Renshaw says the solution is pretty simple.

"Change your password maybe once a month. Make sure that it's not a trivial password. If you're using a password, don't go Password123 and then change it next month to Password1234," said Renshaw. 

A combination of letters, numbers and symbols can also make your password harder to hack. You can even write out a full sentence in some programs.

As long as you're staying on top of it, Renshaw says you should feel secure in the Cloud.

"If you have a good password, and you change it every once in a while, you're going to be a lot safer," said Renshaw.

You can change the settings on your i-devices, so it does not automatically save data to the Cloud. Just go to Settings, click on iCloud, and choose which things you want saved on the Cloud or not.

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