iCloud deletion

If I delete photos which are stored in iCloud from my phone. (Which is also linked to my iPad)

I know the data is then made ‘free space’ but is still on the phone In some format.

If I delete it from my phone, it’ll also delete from my iPad, but will it stay in my iPad as ‘free space’ even though it was originally deleted from my iPhone?

Also, if I did a backup on my iphone after deleting files, would the backup recognise those deleted files as free space and include them in a restore on a new phone? (Hopefully that makes sense)

Risks of choosing yes for remembering password for iPads, iPhones not having iCloud Keychain

Our mobile devices(iPhones, iPads) don’t have iCloud Keychain which seems to have AES 256 bit encryption for storing credentials. The mobile browsers in those devices like Safari, Firefox, Chrome ask users if they want to save their Office 365 email password which is used to login to their desktop devices. I know if the phone, tablet is lost anyone who hacks their phone/tablet passcode can view their passwords.

Users want to choose yes so they don’t have to remember the password, but from a security viewpoint if those passwords are stored by the browsers a rogue plugin/extension in the browsers could send it to another place. There is also risk of password breach if the mobile devices are lost.

A. If a user chooses yes to remember his password in a iPhone/iPad on a mobile browser like Safari, Chrome, Firefox, where does the browser store it and how safe is it?

B. How to convince management to not bow to user’s convenience of remembering passwords in the browser?

C. Can asking users to use a free password manager like KeePass so it remembers the password instead of the browser better from a security viewpoint?

D. Any other suggestions for a situation where we can accommodate user convenience but not risk losing enterprise credentials for an employee who lost his iPhone?

Does Apple leak iCloud usernames?

I’ve just set up my first iPad, and first Apple device.

To be extra cautious when setting it up, I created a brand new @icloud.com username, to use as the Apple ID.

The username was 10 digits long, and included random alphanumeric characters.

The password was also completely random, and over 12 characters long.

Just one day after setting up the device, I received a message telling me that someone was attempting to sign into a device in another city, with my ID.

I obviously selected “Do not allow”, but I’m very concerned that this has happened at all.

The ID didn’t exist before yesterday, and the only place it has ever been used is on this particular device, and on my secure home network.

How is it possible that someone would be trying to use my ID? I really can’t believe that someone could have guessed such a unique username.

Does Apple publish their iCloud usernames somewhere?

how to make a password list like the icloud keychain using crunch

i changed today the admin password of my server. To make the password difficult I used the password generator of my iPhone (icloud keychain), but now i can’t log in. Have no idea what happend and i cant also reset my password

so i found a brute force attack software on kali linux which probarly works i think, have seen a few videos on youtube. But to start the attack i need a list off passwords using crunch. i dont know much about programming, maybe you guys can help me? please?

a sample of the password:


as you can see the 5 first charachters are letters, then comes a minus (-) etc. THERE IS 1 CAPITAL LETTER INSIDE AND 1 NUMBER nothing more and less. no other symbols. the place of the number and the capital letter changes

thanks a lot

CANNOT receive iCloud calendar on Evolution

I was trying to set up iCloud Calendar on Evolution (3.28.5-0ubuntu0.18.04.1).

After everything settled, I found that I could not RECEIVE the calendar online, which says:

The calendar backend servicing “Personal” encountered an error.
The reported error was “Failed to read resource: HTTP error code 404 (Not Found)”.

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However, when I add a new appointment in the Evolution, the appointment will also appeared on iCloud Calendar or masOS Calendar.

Therefore, I suppose my settings are correct because the pushing service works pretty well.

Is there anyone encountered this problem before? I am a newbie in Ubuntu, the Calendar function works perfect on Evolution in Manjaro, and the settings are all the same.

I have already read the posts on Ask Ubuntu, but no one has post questions like this.

The settings are as followings:
Find Calendars Shows Calendar List
Choose Calendar from Find Calendars and get URL


Smart switch pc is an application that supports backups in iCloud related with Apple device that related with its backups that enhanced with iOS9. Then if it’s any need to transfer your contacts, pictures, and photos taken by camera and videos, These things only able to transfer, well if you need to transfer existing things you may wanted to join your old device Smart Switch to your Personal Computer or Mac. You may own a new…


Does iOS 9.3.5 prohibit iBooks syncing via iCloud?

Is there anything that would prevent me from syncing iBooks with iCloud in iOS 9.3.5 on an iPad 2?

I have a working iCloud account in good standing, with three devices connected: an iPhone SE (MP832B/A running iOS 12.3.1), a MacBook Pro (17″ Mid-2010 running 10.13.6, build 17G7024) and an iPad 2 3rd generation (MC705B/A running iOS 9.3.5 build 13G36). I have 5GB of storage on the iCloud account, about 2.3GB of which is iBooks in EPUB and PDF formats. The account is at less than 50% of used capacity overall.

My MacBook Pro and iPhone SE both sync iBooks without issue, new arrivals and removals typically take place within the iBooks application on macOS 10.13.6. Any changes are reflected on the other device within a short time, and work as expected.

My iPad does not make any attempt to download iBooks stored in my iCloud account. I am signed into iCloud, I have enabled iBooks in the iCloud Drive settings, and when I open iBooks on my iPad I am asked to sign in…which I do, with the same account as my iCloud account (i.e. there is no disparity between the account used in iCloud and iBooks specifically.

I have reset the iPad numerous times, no change. I have logged in and out of iCloud repeatedly to trigger a download, no change. What else would be worth trying?

The download folder is empty when the icloud is showing ‘initializing…’ on Windows

I am trying to download a copy of my icloud pictures to a Windows PC.

Prior to this I have set the ‘Download’ folder to a different location (on a D: drive which has more space)

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But so far the folder is empty

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How long does it take for the photo to start to appear?

I am hesitate to try ‘Download photos’ button because last time I tried, it created a bunch of <Folder name> (2) folders (duplicate folders) and put a lot of photo in them. I can only stop it after signing out.