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HappyDude20

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I was using my iPhone just now and received this pop up notification. My iPad at the time was in the YouTube app. I currently don’t have any Mac, just an Apple Watch.

Yes, I did change my password immediately but am wondering how this could’ve happened? I don’t use my Apple ID password Anywhere else and it’s been months since I had to input my password since I rarely even buy apps.

I’m wondering if there’s a way I can check the location of my most recently logged in locations? I know Gmail and FaceBook offer this feature so am hoping Apple does the same and can see at least where the culprit may have logged in from?
 

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now i see it

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If you've got an iPad you used recently before that notice, the warning is from a confused iCloud with its head in the clouds I get warning messages like that all the time since I've got four devices sharing the same ID.
 

velocityg4

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While the message is common and likely nothing. If you want to be sure. You can always check connected devices.


If you are just using a password. Consider two factor authentication.

 
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HappyDude20

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Why is it when something happens the first thing everyone thinks is “hacked?” Feel like it just spreads misconceptions.

Because that notification stated my account was just logged into another device while I was near all of my devices. Its a very apt assumption.
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While the message is common and likely nothing. If you want to be sure. You can always check connected devices.


If you are just using a password. Consider two factor authentication.


Thank you, this will help.
 

EM2013

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Because that notification stated my account was just logged into another device while I was near all of my devices. Its a very apt assumption.
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Thank you, this will help.
It does that often. I get that pop up when I turn on my Mac even though I haven’t logged in to anything recently.
 

Natzoo

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Turn on 2 factor, I believe you can see what devices are connected to your Apple ID under Icloud and devices. Also what is the device name of your iPad, if its "iPad" name it something unique, in case it is phishing.
 

BrianBaughn

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Hey folks…a computer tech friend of mine in Nashville told me six of his customers had their iCloud accounts compromised a couple of days ago. He's been going back and forth with Apple on the issue and I'm not sure what the status of the problem is, currently.

None of the six customers were using two-factor authentication with iCloud.
 

ericwn

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Hey folks…a computer tech friend of mine in Nashville told me six of his customers had their iCloud accounts compromised a couple of days ago. He's been going back and forth with Apple on the issue and I'm not sure what the status of the problem is, currently.

None of the six customers were using two-factor authentication with iCloud.

In that case it’s probably cases where the passwords were too simplistic, too easy to guess or re-used elsewhere.

I also don’t think you can do much with Apple if you are not the account holder hence don’t expect your friend to get much detail out of Apple.
 
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