Report September 2014: iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

The September SEAL meeting was held on Friday the 12th of September 2014.

The main topic of discussion was Apple’s recent announcements of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch.

DavidK gave us an update on his work toward the SEAL App which he suggested at the August meeting. This month he had gave us a list of practical features, based on members suggestions, and outlined what’s likely to be possible in version 1.

We also discussed the recent news stories about celebrity photos being leaked and how many of the initial news stories singled out Apple and iCloud as the source. DavidK suggested the following articles that provide more comprehensive coverage of the story which in fact did not involve an iCloud vulnerability, did involve multiple different on-line data storage systems (not just iCloud) and has been occurring over several years:

Tidbits coverage of the story: iCloud Flaw Not Source of Celebrity Photo Theft

Information security researcher Nik Cubrilovic’s Notes on the Celebrity Data Theft explains how an underground network of people perform different roles to access private data.