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Apple enhancing Apple ID security with extra info

Apple is reportedly starting to require additional security information when using an Apple ID for purchases. The Next Web reports that Apple is prompting some users to confirm their password, add a backup email address, and create a number of new security questions that will be used to verify user identity in the future. According to the report, Apple is sending out an email to the new backup address once the process has been completed, thanking the user for adding the information, and asking them to click on a link to verify their address by clicking a link in the email. The prompt is apparently appearing when attempting to buy media directly on a device or via iTunes; notably, no iLounge editor has yet encountered the prompt, suggesting that Apple is rolling out the new security features slowly.

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I was prompted to provide this additional information when I made a purchase a couple if days ago. Any additional security that can be added to reduce the chance of my appleID being successfully hacked must be a good thing….right?!

Posted by Chris Prosser on April 17, 2012 at 2:46 PM (PDT)

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