BILL AND PHIL’S GADGET OF THE MONTH
KEEP YOUR GADGETS AND COMPUTERS SECURE DON’T GET CAUGHT NAKED ON THE INTERNET
We could not help but notice all of the publicity about hackers who broke into iCloud accounts belonging to celebrities. Apparently, these hackers were able to post several nude pictures of these celebrities on a website called, “4chan.” Several people have contacted us and queried why a celebrity would post such pictures of themselves and post them to iCloud. Bill responded by saying that he had posted several such pictures of himself, and no one had ever attempted to access them (just kidding!). It is obviously a bad idea to post confidential information, intimate information or data of any kind or other such secret material in storage on the Cloud. In all likelihood, at least some of these celebrities did not even know their pictures were automatically being posted to their respective iCloud accounts.
Consequently, we decided that we would use this opportunity to take advantage of all the publicity and write an article about maintaining personal security on the web.