Hacked Nude Photos Of Kim Kardashian, Kaley Cuoco and Vanessa Hudgens Appear Online – following on from earlier leaks new photos have just appeared that seem to be showing nude images of KIm Kardashian, Kaley Cuoco and Vanessa Hudgens as well as several other celebrities.
The intimate photos appeared on photo posting site 4chan as well as on Reddit, but the images on Reddit seem to have been deleted, whether as a result of legal requests or as a result of the social networking and entertainment site’s stricter posting rules.
It will not only make celebrities whose images have been posted a little embarrassed, celebrities who have taken nude photos that have not yet surfaced very nervous, but also prove more than a little embarrassing for the people behind the security of Apple’s iCloud storage service.
The iCloud service opening statement says “Everything you love, everywhere you go” for some of these celebrities that is beginning to look more like, everything you love, everywhere!
To be fair to Apple the security of a service like iCloud is reliant on the user being vigilant and not picking either a password that anyone with a little knowledge of their Twitter or Facebook account could take a guess at, nor having been shared around a bunch of people or not being a duplicate of that used on a less secure site.
One thing we would be pretty sure that is happening in the wake of this huge leak of celebrity nude photos appearing online is that everyone will put in a bit more effort in securing their personal data. For instance we are pretty certain that none of these images could have been leaked if the celebrities concerned had enabled 2-factor authentication on their accounts. In short this would mean that not only would any hacker need to have the password to their account (seemingly not too difficult a task!) but would also need a physical item like the user’s mobile, laptop or any other device that they had previously used to access the account in question.
For any celebrity, or for that matter anyone at all, who is worried at the thought of their personal details or images being accessed by a third-party they should immediately enable 2-factor authentication. This is in fact already available on an Apple account as well as for many other services including Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, PayPal, Evernote, Dropbox, Amazon, WordPress, GoDaddy as well as most major banks and many others.
However, although you can secure your Apple account using 2-factor authentication this apparently doesn’t secure your iCloud or photo files as you can see from this Lifehacker article that was published a few days ago.
We are wondering if part of the problem might well turn out to be that with so many social media opportunities available to celebrities these days they end up sharing passwords with a team of PR people and it is a fact that the more people who know a password the harder it is to keep it secure.
The latest round of celebrity hacked photos appear to show 2 very clear images of a naked Kim Kardashian posing in front of the mirror of a large marble bathroom. There are also less sharp photos of a naked Kaley Cuoco also apparently in the bathroom taking a nude selfie with her iPhone that is plugged into the charger. Other newly released images appear to show a topless Vanessa Hudgens posing in front of a bedroom mirror and a nearly naked Jennifer Lawrence posing on a white settee.