Forced to update Apple PW???

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by davidra, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. davidra macrumors 6502

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    After years of using the same password for some reason I am being forced to change it....which I don't want to do. Why??? Has this happened to anybody else?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    When I inadvertently enabled 2 factor authentication
     
  3. davidra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Says my account was disabled for security reasons....I am not aware of any, however.
     
  4. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a

    tonyr6

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    When it rejected my stupid security questions which were right I had to call them to reset them. Then I was forced to change my remembered password to one I can't remember. Apple is going overboard with security. I use almost the same passwords since I was first online with dial up back in 1996 and I never had my account hacked or comprised.
     
  5. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Apple's on the side of security.. Users aren't.
     
  6. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502

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    How were you notified of this change? Was it via an email? If it was you are being scammed. I get these phishing emails in my Apple mail every few days. They all tell me I need to change my password, my account has been frozen or will be deactivated if I don't take immediate action. If you can still access iTunes, your iCloud, email, etc then you're being scammed. Don't fall for it. I haven't been forced by Apple to change my password ever.
     
  7. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

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    I would agree with RootBeerMan. Be very careful if the phone number you used is one you saw in the email or notification.
     

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