Apple Begins Enhancing Apple ID Security in iTunes / iOS Devices


Apple enhances Apple ID account security in iTunes and on iOS devices, leaving users confused

With sales of the iPhone and iPad booming and an ever-increasing number of app and music downloads via the App Store and iTunes, the number of attacks on Apple accounts has also risen.

Some have found their accounts compromised and expensive (often Chinese) apps purchased, mostly because their accounts were secured with a simple password or they had been the subject of a previous phishing attempt.

In the past 24 hours, Apple appears to have started prompting iOS devices owners and those with Apple IDs within iTunes to make their accounts more secure, requiring them to pick three security questions and enter their answers when they download a new app.

The company is also asking users to enter a backup email address, in order to better protect their device but also their account (which…

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