Though Apple released a statement two days ago basically absolving itself of any blame for the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and many more celebrities, today they announced that the iCloud will be getting a few brand new security measures.
Now it'll be painfully clear that someone is violating your cloud (welp, that sounds gross).
Users will get an email or an alert any time their password is changed or any time iCloud data is moved to a new device, the Wall Street Journal reports. Additionally, users will also be alerted any time a new device logs into an account. Basically, if someone's trying to look at your nudes, you're at least going to know about it.
Apparently by exploiting flaws in the iCloud service, a hacker was able to access and post hundreds of private celebrity photos on the forum 4chan. This is all Apple had to say about it though (see if you can decipher the statement):
We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple’s engineers to discover the source. Our customers’ privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.
Don't expect Apple to get any closer to an apology. But at least now that they've updated their security system, they can go forth and drop their iPhone 6 news on Sept. 9 with a clean conscience.