ICloud was storing data from your Safari history on iOS - CYDIAPLUS.com


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Friday, 10 February 2017

ICloud was storing data from your Safari history on iOS

From the creators of "Apple spies calls via iCloud" and "iTunes backups are easy to hack" comes "iCloud stores data from Safari history." And we adorn it with a touch of humor because, fortunately, the problem is solved, but it is a very serious matter ...

A Russian security software company called Elcomsoft has discovered that Apple was storing data from the history of Safari's web pages via iCloud for more than a year.

Elcomsoft has announced a way to extract the deleted Safari history from the iCloud platform, luckily Apple set an adjustment to correct this problem and removed all the histories more than two weeks old.

Since Elcomsoft once again challenged Apple:


The security of iOS and iCloud, put in question

The Elcomsoft discovery described how the information of deleted entries in the Safari history was being stored in iCloud . These data included web page names, URLs and dates of visits.

According to some security experts, this is a clear design flaw in the cloud system and not an Apple plot to collect data from its users.

All companies offering online services in the cloud that store their users' data on servers require by law to keep certain data deleted on their servers for a certain period of time.

As iDB points out, a change that Apple implemented in Safari 9.1 and iOS 9.3 turns any URL removed from user history into a way to prevent "snooping". In the meantime, you can easily fix this problem from Settings by disabling Safari sync on iCloud from your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac.

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