Apple Keeps Emailing Me Saying Someone Keeps Trying To Login to My Account

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    Hi all,

    So every other day for almost the past week i'll get an email from Apple saying an attempted login happened like at 11pm, or 7am and says that if it was me trying to login then to not worry, but otherwise someone may have tried unsuccessfully to log into my account and the email stated my account was still secure.

    However, this keeps happening every other day so i can't help but wonder if someone i know is trying to log into my account. Is there anyway to log into my icloud/apple account and see where the attempted logins at taking place? Obviously this may give me insight as to if it would be an old ex-gf or something of that sort.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Sleaka J macrumors regular

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    Do you have 2 factor authentication turned on? If you don't, now is the time.
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No, I guess I should and will.

    But can't I check where these logins are taking place? After all, it is my account and I hate that whoever is trying to get into my account keeps doing so at oddly predictable times.
     
  4. raab macrumors member

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  5. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just checked.

    Emails from Appleid@id.apple.com

    I clicked on all the links and I'm shown a green valid certificate of authenticity at the top of safari.
     
  6. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just checked.

    Emails from Appleid@id.apple.com

    I clicked on all the links and I'm shown a green valid certificate of authenticity at the top of safari.
     
  7. Menel, Dec 13, 2015
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    Menel macrumors 603

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    Don't guess you should.

    Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go directly to acct security and set it up, yesterday!
     
  8. Speedman100 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, turn on the two-factor thing. It will make it basically impossible for someone to login to your account unless they have access to one of your trusted devices. Plus, if you are able to actually set up two-factor instead of the older two-step, it will give you a rough picture of the person's location when they try to login to your account.
     
  9. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    Someone is trying to crack your Apple ID.

    2 Factor authorization would help a lot.
     
  10. knownikko macrumors 6502

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    There is no way I'm aware of for you to get location data for the failed login attempts.
     
  11. Pspressart macrumors regular

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    I have two factor authentication turned on for my Apple ID with iCloud. Whenever I log into icloud.com or applied.apple.com from a previously unknown/untrusted computer browser, I have to enter a six digit verification number which is generated by a trusted device. Recently, in the last week or two, I got an alert message saying that my Apple ID is bring used to sign in on a device near "XXX", the town I live in. If I choose allow, the alert generates the needed verification number. The naming of the location, including a map, is new.
     
  12. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    A few years ago, I had someone sign up for an iTunes account using a Gmail account that I rarely use. When I used the forgotten password link in iTunes to change the password of that persons iTunes account, I was able to login and see their name, address and credit card info. They weren't able to verify the account since it was my email address they used so I changed everything to my info and never actually used the iTunes account after that.

    Not related to what's happening to the OP, the post just reminded me of this.
     
  13. chaos2k62 macrumors newbie

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    i wouldn't suggest doing this ...i guess i did i don't know how i did but like he said "It will make is basically impossible for someone to login to your account" even yourself when ever i try to login on my mac book my iPhone gets the notification that some one is trying to log on in Toronto ...im in F**KING new brunswick and it tells me my password is wrong i changed my iTunes passwords 3 times still try to login on my macbook tells me my passwords are wrong
    dont do the two factor thing it will make your Mac books paper weights
     
  14. WeatherMate macrumors member

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    Multi-factor authentication is the best defense against a myriad of attack vectors that seek to compromise data from a cell phone and in addition to two level authentication, you sohuld also utilize a strong password for your account.
     

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