6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Security: Just how safe are iCloud and other online services?

About Video Transcript

Security: Just how safe are iCloud and other online services?

1:36 /

Even if you're not a celebrity like Jennifer Lawrence, there are plenty of reasons why you should protect yourself when storing information in the cloud. CNET's Sumi Das shows you how.

[MUSIC] As photos of nude actresses hit the internet starts are vowing legal action, while others wonder how they can protect themselves. The best theory is that some hackers. They just sort of use brut force,right, like they just tried and tried and tried to hack individual user names and passwords. It's believed the composing images were stolen from iCloud accounts, Apple's storage service boasts more than 300 and 20 million users but they aren't required to enable the feature. Your device will prompt you to set up iCloud before you just say yes to everything. Think about whether or not you want to store your photos. To make those adjustments on your device go to settings and chose ICloud. Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Evernote and OneDrive are a few of the other services that have become vital for both business and personal use. The user should still be thoughtful about what they upload to the Cloud. The second your information leaves your device and goes up to another computer in the Cloud. There is a small possibility that it can be intercepted use best practices like, two factor authentication which basically means that you have to have a physical device with a special code on it in order to get past the user name and password settings. If you find yourself in the same boat as Jennifer Lawrence and Rhianna, act immediately. When you change your passwords you change them to different passwords for all major services. And the most important one is your bank. Plenty of hackers are hunting for more valuable information, access to your finances. In San Francisco I'm Sumi Das for CNET News

New releases

LG Watch Urbane smartwatch snazzes up Android Wear with glossy metal
1:56 March 1, 2015
Take last year's LG G Watch R watch and give it a glossy metal finish, and you've got the LG Watch Urbane.
Play video
The LG Watch Urbane LTE a big, attractive and feature-stuffed LTE smartwatch
2:16 March 1, 2015
It looks like a very large man's fashion watch, but underneath it's an LTE phone and smartwatch with its own unique software and OS....
Play video
The LG Magna and Spirit strut subtle curves
1:13 March 1, 2015
Two of LG's newest handsets from MWC 2015 feature Android 5.0, 8-megapixel cameras, and barely-there curved displays.
Play video
LG's new Leon and Joy phones aim for the budget-conscious
0:58 March 1, 2015
LG showcases its Leon and Joy handsets at MWC 2015, which are geared towards budget consumers.
Play video
Hands on with the HP Spectre x360
1:50 March 1, 2015
This high-end hybrid promises all-day battery life.
Play video
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: Anatomy of a mini supercar (CNET On Cars, Episode 60)
18:39 February 27, 2015
Alfa's undistilled little 4C isn't quite like anything else on the market, a look at the little-known bible that rules all cars in...
Play video
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
4:07 February 27, 2015
Can Mercedes-Benz convince Americans its tri-star logo belongs on a compact SUV?
Play video
SousVant can sous vide très bien
2:22 February 27, 2015
A fancy cooker with a pleasingly simple appearance, the SousVant makes cooking to temp easy.
Play video