Why has Apple betrayed us?

Why has Apple betrayed us by requiring a second type of security on our mobile devices? Anytime you have only one source for security credentials things are more secure. But Apple in there past few updates for their mobile devices is trying to have you put in a secondary account such as a phone number or email to allow you to unlock your lock device using a code that is sent to you. This only does one thing, it allows a back door for a third-party to contact Apple and get access to that device with a bypass code. As of now it is an option but you have to look at the rest of the options where they ask you to sign up for this "Increased Security" option to realize you can opt out of this security change.

I have nothing to hide on any of my devices, but if I cannot remember my password I deserve to have the device rendered useless.

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@mayer , this is what I was talking about

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A little more info from Apple.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204397

I really need to do some research on this before commenting, it does not sound good to me right now.

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I agree with @admin_0 if they can get into your phones text or your email. You're already screwed. I suppose...with a text..you've got a 50/50 chance of being able to read it as the text notification pops up on the lock screen. Oddly, I don't have my texts hidden. It's convenience for me. Don't have time to open my phone every single time I get a message. Which almost backfired when I was dating a co worker. Smartly I left her number a phone number. No name assigned. One of my other co workers decided to read it. Good thing I planned ahead. I dunno, man. I been trying to get past that lock for years. I'm not gonna find the picture this late. Basically if it's one of three things that shows up after you restore the phone. Then I'm good. It's not lost or stolen, and I'm not doing anything bad. I know Apple repurposes old devices, turned in for $300 and a "new" device. There's still billions of em out there gone waste. I think it would be best for the community, if we could repurpose these devices. I believe if even one of the 52?? Guam and Puerto Rico? Got the right to repair bill. You should be able to go to that state, and they now legally have to either sell or give us schematics for how to get one of those secret machines no one can touch

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"This only does one thing, it allows a back door for a third-party to contact Apple and get access to that device with a bypass code."

If they can crack into your back-up account then they can crack into your main account and you are no more secure then with one account. Your email security doesn't become less simply because you have two accounts instead of one.

The idea behind this is, should you get locked out for whatever reason from that main account your device is not useless you can still access it through your secondary account. This doesn't make you any less secure than you already are. If they can get into the second they can get into the first and you aren't safe anyway.

However you are always more than welcome to join the rest of us on Android and break away from the chains and boundaries of Apple.

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I cannot go to the Darkside. I'm too invested with Apple having gone through there on site service training course and 23 years of working on their equipment. But Apple could learn a lot from androids

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This is absolute necessary because without 2FA, anyone has access to your email can lock you back out of your own device.

This has been a great problem in China. Some email providers are not secure and consequently Apple IDs are compromised. Thousands of people are scammed by hackers demanding at least ¥500 for 'unlock'. Apple demand PoP and retail box matched with the device and up to 1 month manual approval for activation lock override, which is hugely inconvenient or just not possible. With 2FA, passcode locked device and a pinned SIM, it is no longer possible. However since this is still optional, people still get hacked.

I don't know where you get the more entry point, less secure idea from. Maybe a little bit of security 101 can help you?

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@tomchai Hey, Tom. You have been around here for a while. Almost as long as I have. How about completing your profile?

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