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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:33 pm 
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The MacRumours website has a pertinent story warning of phishing attacks which perfectly emulate a request for your Apple password – https://www.macrumors.com.

Some good advice in the article is as follows:

"As Krause says, users can protect themselves by being wary of these popup dialogues. If one pops up, press the Home button to close the app. If the popup goes away, it's tied to the app and is a phishing attack. If it remains, it's a system request from Apple.

Krause also recommends users dismiss popups and enter their credentials directly within the Settings app. "


This was new to me.

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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:42 pm 
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Thanks for that.

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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:55 pm 
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lorimer wrote:
The MacRumours website has a pertinent story warning of phishing attacks which perfectly emulate a request for your Apple password – https://www.macrumors.com.

Not there now, unfortunately. :(

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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:24 pm 
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MacBiter, Yes, surprisingly it has gone from the MacRumours website, but Krause's advice (see my post) is valid.
There are also lots of recent texts advising that our Apple IDs are about to expire. Of course they never do. I was lucky enough to be around when my wife got one of these and was about to reply!

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Still there https://www.macrumors.com/2017/10/10/ap ... k-concept/

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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:16 pm 
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Defcom wrote:

Thanks. Yes, scary. It says we should use "two factor authentication" to be more secure, and there's a nagging thing in Settings on my new iPad saying I should do it...

...however ... :?: ... I already have both Touch ID and a passcode (I don't always have to use them both), so what's not "two factor" about that? :?

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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:05 pm 
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You should NEVER have to use TouchID and a passcode to access an iOS device. It's one or the other. Sometimes you will get the iPad asking you to input your passcode instead of TouchID, always after a restart and often after you (or someone else) has pressed the Home button too many times with the wrong fingerprint.

As for Two Factor Authentication, take a read of this article for more information.

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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:04 pm 
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Good reply Jonah!

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:56 am 
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Jonah wrote:
You should NEVER have to use TouchID and a passcode to access an iOS device. It's one or the other. Sometimes you will get the iPad asking you to input your passcode instead of TouchID, always after a restart and often after you (or someone else) has pressed the Home button too many times with the wrong fingerprint.

As for Two Factor Authentication, take a read of this article for more information.

Thanks for that - now done.

I still think they should rename it - if you have Touch ID and a passcode, why wouldn't you think you already have two-factor authentication? Another example of poor naming. :(

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