The recent leaks of celebrities’ photos from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iCloud have raised many security concerns. It’s not only the celebrity users who are worried about the security of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s devices and products, but general public as well. People are questioning that if Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) being the largest technology company in the world can’t ensure privacy and security of users’ data, can it be safeguarded by anyone? After the leaks Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has come out and said that it is focusing on improving the security and privacy features of its services and devices. Earlier today, CNBC’s Jon Fortt and Scott Stein, senior editor at CNET, discussed on CNBC about the leaks and what Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is doing regarding it.
“There were usernames and passwords that were scrapped off Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s site or obtained elsewhere, but Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s security system isn’t architected very well and by that, I mean, people are able, when they have these stolen credentials, to get a lot of information, a lot of photos and the user is not necessarily alerted that somebody is trying to access their information,” Fortt said.
Fortt feels that by next year users might see updated security features from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) that will address security loopholes. According to him, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will need to focus on security as some users save valuable information on the cloud and if that data is accessed, they must at least get an alert.
Stein agreed with Fortt and added that users should be given the authority to designate the device from which they can access their data stored in cloud and if that data is being accessed from some other device, they also should be notified about that.
As of June 30, 2014, Carl Icahn’s Icahn Capital LP owns over 52 million shares in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), making it one of the largest shareholders in the company.