“That’s when Apple imposes a new security requirement that requires unique passwords for all third-party software that works with iCloud accounts,” Fleishman writes. “That includes apps like BusyContacts, Fantastical, and Thunderbird, to name a few of hundreds, as well as online services that sync with iCloud or retrieve email.”
“That sounds a lot more secure, but there’s less there than meets the eye. Apple’s method of allowing third-party access has significant flaws in containing abuse if one of these unique passwords gets discovered,” Fleishman writes. “There’s a better way with its own set of problems, but Apple doesn’t appear to be moving in that direction.”
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