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Apple’s intermittent password prompts prime iOS users for phishing

11
Oct
2017
Apple’s intermittent password prompts prime iOS users for phishing

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By asking iOS users to enter their AppleID password intermittently and with no regard of environment, Apple has laid the groundwork for phishers to go after the sought-after login credentials.

“iOS asks the user for their iTunes password for many reasons, the most common ones are recently installed iOS operating system updates, or iOS apps that are stuck during installation. As a result, users are trained to just enter their Apple ID password whenever iOS prompts you to do so,” developer Felix Krause says.

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