Find My iPhone Exploit May Be Linked to Massive Celebrity Photo Hack
No brute force block in place.
A smattering of leaked images of various celebrities in the nude hit the web over the weekend. Initial reports claim the hackers involved managed to infiltrate the iCloud accounts of several high-profile targets, perhaps using the method detailed below.
As Engadget points out, the potential exploit is centered around a project on Github called ibrute. Just one day before the images hit the web, ibrute developers said they’d found a bug in the Find My iPhone service in which the service doesn’t use brute force protection (meaning someone can continue to try different passwords until they get guess the correct one).