“In the past 24 hours, Apple appears to have started prompting iOS device 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,” Matt Brian reports for The Next Web.
“The company is also asking users to enter a backup email address, in order to better protect their device but also their account (which is tied to Apple’s Retail website and all of its media services),” Brian reports. “Once the user has entered their questions, answers and a backup email address, they are sent an email to verify the changes.”
Brian reports, “Whilst the new prompt will undoubtedly help secure accounts, many Apple device owners are confused by the new pop-up message and believe it is a phishing attempt… but in this case it’s nothing to be worried about.”
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