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iOS Password Prompts are Ripe for Abuse

October 12, 2017

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Apple’s policy to repeatedly ask users for their iTunes password needlessly exposes iOS device owners to possible phishing attacks, according a mobile app developer Felix Krause.

Krause’s beef with Apple is that too often and seemingly at random times, popups deliver a dialogue box for users to enter their Apple ID. The prompts have become so routine that users enter the personal data without considering popups could be malicious, he said.

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