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This article was published on October 21, 2014

After reports of iCloud phishing attempts in China, Apple shows users how to stay safe

After reports of iCloud phishing attempts in China, Apple shows users how to stay safe
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After recent reports of iCloud logins being harvested in China through purportedly state-sponsored phishing attempts, Apple is doing some damage control.  In an update to its iCloud support documents, the company clarifies that it’s “aware of intermittent organized network attacks,” but that its servers were never breached.

It then proceeds to describe guidelines for users to keep safe online when using their iCloud logins, laying out how to detect whether you’re on a safe site when using Safari, Chrome and Firefox by indicating the various methods each browser uses to show the user he or she is on an encrypted connection (and the warnings when not).

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Even if your login information is not likely to be affected, it’s worth checking out as a simple refresher on how to keep your information safe.

Apple update on iCloud.com security [Apple Support]