Published On: Tue, Oct 28th, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets Chinese Official over post iCloud Attack

Tim Cook, Apple Incorporation’s Chief Executive officer met Ma Kai, the Chinese Vice Premier in order to reinforce assistance and support in the telecommunication segment. China, being one of the important company for Apple, the online security concerns were highly the matter of  discussion to maintain the strong bond with the country and avoid any kind of misunderstanding post the iCloud attack.

The invalid digital certificates while visiting the cloud site clearly suggests that the website was corrupted or fiddled with and the meeting took place just a day before Apple publicized and alerted  about the attack but did not mention the country’s name. which keeps observing the Chinese Internet restriction and control, blamed Chinese establishment of enacting a man-in-the-middle-attack on iCloud. In such a hit, the invader break interferes in the online trade or deal amid two revelry, like the attacker and the iCloud service. By posing as both the teams, the user is capable to interrupt and attain required detail sent from both sides, such as userids and passwords. The Chinese government was held accountable for the attack, but the foreign ministry denied, being involved in any way.

The whole tribulation took place during the launch of Apple iPhone 6 in China last week. As per China, the defect in the iOS software is the matter of rising apprehension for the security reasons and thus, proposed Apple make necessary changes.

The particulars, facts and information about the convention are still dark, but Cook’s meeting with Ma Kai, the Chinese Vice Premier on Oct. 22 was to discuss ideas on security of users’ detail, and thoughts on intensifying collaboration in communication and information area.

It’s indistinct and vague if Tim Cook’s visit was driven by the iCloud occurrence or planned in advance. The online posting and blog suggest that any kind of violation with users’ privacy will be thoroughly inspected and necessary steps taken according to the commandment or law.

Andriod has taken the centre stage and is the leading OS in the Chinese market with a 93% market share in the second quarter. It is believed that Apple has made the required alterations and promised not to fiddle with user privacy policies without prior consent from the user. iPhone 6 is the new craze in China and there are certain consumer base for Apple products too inspite of the iCloud attack and are available.

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