Apple increases security on App Store and iTunes - but keeps the change to itself

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    Apple has increased levels of security on its App Store and iTunes services, but it hasn't explained this fully to users yet, leading some to wonder if a new scam is in operation when they download software from Apple. In fact however, it is legitimate and is aimed at preventing fraud.

    Some Apple customers are now being invited to set up answers to three new security questions and an alternate email address, in a welcome attempt to prevent phishing and fraud. It's been widely reported that over the past two years, scammers have been hacking into Apple accounts to purchase a variety of music, movies, games and other apps. The scam was able to happen because a single AppleID was required to access a user's entry into the Apple online store.

    These tightened security measures should decrease the number of accounts that are compromised by scammers, and give users more confidence in purchasing Apple software online.

    Read more:
    http://www.itproportal.com/2012/04/16/apple-increases-app-store-security/#ixzz1sCdhNEdg
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    W E B L I N K S
    Sophos:
    http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/04/16/apple-ratchets-up-security-on-app-store-and-itunes/

    IT Pro Portal:
    http://www.itproportal.com/2012/04/16/apple-increases-app-store-security/
    c|net:
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57413072-83/apple-ratchets-up-app-store-security/

    The next web:
    http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/04...es-and-on-ios-devices-leaving-users-confused/

    Apple Support Communities:
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3869387?start=0&tstart=0
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