After the account hacking activities last weekend, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is all set to add a new security alert system for its iCloud users. The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, gave an insight into the new security alert system under which users will receive push notifications for any major account change.
This is the first time Cook has discussed the security concerns regarding iCloud service, although he denied that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s security system was responsible for the leak of nude celebrity photos. There were no security breach incidents from the company’s server and the hackers gained access after giving the right combination of username, passwords, and security questions. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working with law enforcement agencies to identify the hackers. Cook added,
“We want to do everything we can do to protect our customers, because we are as outraged if not more so than they are.”
Under the new security alert system announced by Cook, iCloud users will get push notifications for password change, new device logging, and data restoring to a new device. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) plans to start the notification service within two weeks. Cook also added that the users should practice stronger passwords to keep their accounts safe from intruders.
Cook Said, “When I step back from this terrible scenario that happened and say what more could we have done, I think about the awareness piece. I think we have a responsibility to ratchet that up. That’s not really an engineering thing.”
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s shares had the worst impact and declined by 4.27% at $98.12. This is the worst drop for the company in the past several months and Apple lost more than $26.1 billion in market capitalization.
This article has been written by Prakash Pandey.