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    Apple rolls out new security measures for iTunes, App Store
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    Apple rolls out new security measures for iTunes, App Store

    Apple has reportedly started asking iTunes and App Store customers to fill out three security questions that will be associated with their accounts in what is presumably a move to reduce fallout in the event of a breach.


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    Apple rolls out new security measures for iTunes, App Store
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    So why does this only happen on iPad?

    AppStore still works properly on iTtunes and iPod Touch. Only the iPad starts asking questions.

    I suppose the idea is everyone will have to write down all this security stuff as they can't remember it all - which can then be stolen and used by anyone. Very secure Apple.


    Oddly enough, it is downloading updates, not anything new. I wonder if the other two systems will get stopped if I try to install something new?

    Oh well, that will save some money anyway. No more new purchases

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    I suppose the idea is everyone will have to write down all this security stuff as they can't remember it all - which can then be stolen and used by anyone. Very secure Apple.
    How come it's Apple's fault if you can't remember the answer to three questions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyClift View Post
    How come it's Apple's fault if you can't remember the answer to three questions?
    I could not possibly comment

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    I got the security questions on my iPad2, and then afterwards I could not download any songs. I have tried from 3 different devices on 3 different networks, all with the same results. Sounds like Apple has some bugs or a security breach they are trying to resolve.

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    I got the security question thing when trying to download an APP on my iPhone 3 Gs so it isn't just for iPads.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    I got it when I was using my itouch.

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    Overall, this is a good thing. Here in the Mac community we have had it good for a very long time. Macs, iPads iPhones etc. are now becoming far more mainstream, and with this comes the Malware / Hacking brigade **** bent on grabbing your passwords etc.

    Consider it beneficial that Apple are taking these steps to secure your accounts.

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    Apple rolls out new security measures for iTunes, App Store

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    Why not let us answer the questions on the Appleid site?
    More security isn't necessarily bad, but it would be a lot easier than if we could answer the questions on the AppleID site. But alas we can't. As for remembering the answers, it might be simple if we didn't get this stuff from everyone. And I for one have trouble remembering what I ate for lunch. I use Password Safe and pwSafe and record the answers there because I know I won't remember the answers when needed. Today, in setting up my wife's new iPad, I was blocked from downloading an app when I chose to ignore the request to set up the questions. It finally gave me the choice to set up the questions or cancel. When I clicked Cancel, it took me out of the App Store. Not really a friendly or effective way to add security. Most people will just quit instead of trying to figure out how to comply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bherman503 View Post
    I was blocked from downloading an app when I chose to ignore the request to set up the questions. It finally gave me the choice to set up the questions or cancel. When I clicked Cancel, it took me out of the App Store. Not really a friendly or effective way to add security. Most people will just quit instead of trying to figure out how to comply.
    Then most people really need to stop being so lazy or lackadaisical about those things which absolutely should concern them. Too bad for them, I guess. It's security for the sake of protection, not an punishment for being a customer.

    Doug

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    Apple rolls out new security measures for iTunes, App Store
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    +1. The security has been enhanced for a very good reason. The same folks who complain about too much security will be the same ones who will scream the loudest when their account has been compromised. You can't have it both ways. I applaud Apple for increasing their security measures.

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    It gives you the option to skip the procedure which I did a month ago but yesterday when offered it again I decided it was for my own good. Didn't hurt a bit either.
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