Apple is planning additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal and will aggressively encourage users to take stricter security measures, CEO Tim cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. Apple will alert users through email and push notifications when someone tries to change an account password, restore iCloud data to a new device, or when a device logs into an account for the first time, the report said.
Apple is moving quickly to restore confidence in its systems' security ahead of the crucial launch of its new iPhone next week. Cook said Apple will broaden its use of the two-factor authentication security system to avoid future intrusions, the Journal reported. Apple said on Tuesday the attacks that emerged over the Labor Day weekend on celebrities' iCloud accounts were individually targeted, and that none of the cases it investigated had resulted from a breach of its systems. Apple was not immediately available for comment.