iCloud security questions

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by postpc, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. postpc macrumors regular

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    So I was going to check out the devices section in icloud settings when a window pops up asking me "my" security question. Needless to say I don't remember the answers or the exact spelling which once again proves these questiosn are totally useless, but anyway so I head over to the security section and click reset security questions, when the same bloody window pops up asking me the same goddamn questions. I mean what sort of retard comes up with this sort of crap? /rant
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    How is it that you not keeping a record of security questions you picked and answered somehow make it "totally useless"? Do you want your data secure or do you want it completely open to easy access? Apple (and many companies) have been burned by lax/easy security and are grilled in the press when a breach happens. So storing data in an insecure way on-line is what is actually "crap".
     
  3. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    It's Apple security..... I choose not to remember my own security questions.

    however it u want to reset questions which i have done because i want to adjust a few things, give Apple a call.. and as long as u can provide ownership on your own account, they'll blank the passwords so u can create new answers.. They also ask u to login to Apple's website and give them a temporary pin.

    They say reset,, but it's the same thing.

    If your like me, from someone who does their own security, and fills out fake info all the time and cannot answer any owner info, they will send a code to a trusted Apple device logged into icloud... then they'll ask u to read it back..

    This will confirm and they'll reset... This is a last resort and probably takes about 10 mins.... so its far easier if u have info to provide them at least.

    As said, this is my own security.. but that's me.
     
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  5. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    You need to have a mobile phone to use 2-step verification.
     
  6. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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    Or you could use Two-Factor which only requires at least one trusted device (iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan) and a phone number (for text or call) and not necessarily a mobile phone.

    https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204915
     
  7. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I couldn't agree with you more! How is it Apples fault that people don't remember this info or write it down somewhere safe? People will blame everyone except themselves.
     
  8. postpc thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did you even bother to read what I wrote?
     
  9. postpc thread starter macrumors regular

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    The only piece of information worth protecting is my credit card and that is accessible without answering these questions, which pisses me even more off. And to design a security mechanism, where you have to pass a control for you to be able to reset it retarded beyond comparision.
     
  10. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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    Some people care about what's in their Apple ID and iCloud account (like backups, photos, credit card access). If you insist on never using security questions again, use 2FA or 2-step. Additionally, you can reset the questions by email if you add a "rescue" email.

    Personally, and I'm sure I'm not alone, I'm pleased that Apple takes the security of its customers' accounts so seriously.
     
  11. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I did and I don't understand how anyone cannot have this info saved somehow. My daughter did this too and now she learned. When we re-set the password, it didn't ask for the security questions like you say yours did. I had to go on iTunes and put in my credit card on her account. I was able to have Apple re-set the password and my daughter kept her answers safe (she also made them not true so no one can guess them). Since then we all have 2 set verification enabled so we don't need security questions.
     
  12. postpc, Dec 21, 2015
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    It's getting even better, now I that I raised a ticket with them I wanted to reschedule which puts me
    into an endless loop haha.

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    I tried that it says I don't qualify.
    Oh well, no point in getting upset. It's just tech stuff and its Christmas.
     

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