September 2nd, 2014
06:33 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – September 2, 2014

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch Michaela Pereira's morning minute now!

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September 2nd, 2014
06:03 AM ET

How Celebrities' Nude Photos Get Leaked

How did private, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities get leaked all over the Internet Sunday?

A combination of a common Internet scam, weak passwords and a since-fixed vulnerability in Apple's photo backup service could be to blame.

Hackers usually send fake emails, posing as their bank, Facebook or an email provider. Those so-called phishing scams make people think they're coming from a trusted source leading them to enter their user names and passwords onto a fake website owned by hackers.

It's also possible that the hacked celebrities had easy-to-guess passwords. Typically, online services only let users guess passwords a handful of times before blocking access. But until this week, Apple's iCloud backup service allowed people to guess passwords over and over - it would never lock people out.

"We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report," said Natalie Kerris, an Apple spokeswoman.


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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, September 2, 2014
PM David Cameron will introduce new legislation to make it harder for Britons to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight for ISIS.
September 2nd, 2014
03:55 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The U.S. military hits a terrorist network in Somalia. The UK's Prime Minister wants to make it harder for British citizens to fight for ISIS. And the FBI is after hackers who leaked nude photos of female celebrities.

It's Tuesday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."