Apple Patches ICloud Hole

 Apple has finally patched the mysterious hole in ICloud that allows hackers to break into any user’s accounts and steal information, reported time.com.

Before the fix, hackers were able to use the vulnerability in ICloud to repeatedly attempt passwords without the device locking them out. With enough time, the hackers would be able to access any account, reported buisnessinsider.com.

A user named Pr0x13, created and released a hacking tool called IDict on New Years Day. This app goes through a list of commonly used passwords to hack an account. Normally, Apple blocks out these attempts and locks the user out. IDict found a way around this security, reported businessinsider.com.

“{The} bug is painfully obvious and was only a matter of time before it was privately used for malicious or nefarious activities,” stated Pr0x13 after the release of IDict. He wanted to “publicly [disclose] it so Apple would  patch it,” reported scmagazine.com.