Apple just added another layer of iCloud security, a day before iPhone 6 event

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Apple said it was beefing up security after last week’s nude celebrity hack, and now it looks like the company is following through on its promise. MacRumors is reporting that the company has begun sending out alert emails whenever iCloud accounts are accessed through a web browser. Notably, the alerts aren’t triggered when the service detects a new browser; they are sent even when the specific browser has already been used to access the account. Because iCloud is typically used to link apps, browser logins are now being treated as unusual enough to warrant an alert by themselves.

These alerts wouldn’t stop hacks, but they would provide an earlier indication that an account had been compromised, making it easier to stop…

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