“Be aware of what you’re putting on your phone,” Matthew Green tells NPR

September 4, 2014
Matthew D. Green

Matthew D. Green

What fills up your iPhone’s photo album? Selfies? Snaps of gourmet meals gone by? Anything you’d rather not mention or moments not meant for the world to see? Then you better know about two factor authentication.

That’s the advice JHU information security expert Matthew Green shared during an interview this week on NPR’s All Things Considered. Green, an assistant research professor in the Department of Computer Science and at the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, was brought on the show to talk about how hackers might have gotten their hands on the intimate photos of dozens of celebrities like actress Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton.

In his conversation with host Melissa Block, Green suggested that the photos might have been pulled from the stars’ iCloud accounts, where backup photos from iPhones are stored automatically.

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