Apple has expanded the iCloud end-to-end encryption to Safari bookmarks. Now, no one can access users’ bookmarks saved on its browser along with history and tabs. iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage service that secures users’ data via end-to-end encryption for many services which can only be accessed when the account holders sign in with their Apple ID. Users’ iCloud data stored on Amazon and Google cloud platforms is also protected by end-to-end encryption.
Apple expands end-to-end encryption to iCloud Safari bookmarks along with history and tabs
Apple’s updated ‘iCloud security overview’ support page, lists Safari bookmarks as end-to-end encrypted. Bookmarks on web browsers are an easy way to access frequently visited websites quickly and with iCloud support, users can access their Safari bookmarks across devices.
Safari uses iCloud to keep your bookmarks the same on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac computers that have Safari turned on in iCloud preferences. With iCloud, your bookmarks and Reading List are archived automatically, and you can restore them from an earlier version at any time.
Other iCloud services protected by end-to-end encryption are Apple Card transactions, Home data, Keychain, Maps favorites/collections and search history, Memoji, payment info, QuickType keyboard learned vocabulary, screen time, Siri information, WiFi passwords, and W1 and H1 Bluetooth keys.
End-to-end encryption requires two-factor authentication for users’ Apple ID and a passcode on their devices. It must be kept in mind that only users can access certain information which can not be accessed if the user forgets the passcode.
If you forget your password or device passcode, iCloud Data Recovery Service can help you decrypt your data so you can regain access to your photos, notes, documents, device backups, and more. Data types that are protected by end-to-end encryption—such as your Keychain, Messages, Screen Time, and Health data—are not accessible via iCloud Data Recovery Service.
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