2FA enabled, Security Questions to Expire?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dezlboy, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Dezlboy macrumors regular

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    Sep 10, 2008
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    Hi

    I just enabled 2FA via my Mac's System Preferences panel. Received confirmation email from Apple.

    But, email also stated my security questions will expire in two weeks.

    Is that correct? Will Apple send me notice to change the security questions/answers?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    May 20, 2015
    #2
    Hi,

    there are no security questions anymore when 2FA is enabled. What you saw is just a security feature to revert back if someone else hacked your account and activated it instead of yourself.


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    Dear Julie xxx,

    Thank you for enabling two-factor authentication for your Apple ID (xxx@xxx.xxx).

    Two-factor authentication is an additional layer of security designed to prevent unauthorized access to your account and protect the photos, documents, and other data you store with Apple.

    From now on, whenever you sign in with your Apple ID on a new device or browser, you will verify your identity by entering your password plus a six-digit verification code sent to your other devices or a trusted phone number. For more information read Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID.

    Additional security information

    If you didn’t enable two-factor authentication and believe an unauthorized user has accessed your account, you can use the link below to return to your previous security settings.

    Turn off Two-Factor Authentication.

    This link and your Apple ID security questions will expire on August 10, 2017.

    Apple Support
     
  3. Dezlboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sep 10, 2008
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    Oh, got it! Thanks!!
     

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