I am pretty religious about updating my iPhone and iPad apps and check the App Store several times each week. Imagine my surprise, after updating 6 apps on my iPhone, when I decide to install a new app and was met with a security alert:
I’ve never encountered this pop-up alert before, so I was immediately suspicious. After all entering my Apple ID password to update those 6 apps didn’t require this. And I am quite familiar with the process of entering my password once in the App Store and having it “stick” while I searched to install more apps I want to try out. This seemed phishy.
I’ve been a Windows user for years and the practice of scrutinizing alerts that request for password raises all sorts of eyebrows and alarms. So I declined (Cancel) and the app doesn’t install. I try to install the app a second time and receive the same alert. Cancel. No installation.
Uncertain of whether this is truly an Apple request, I decide to install a different app. Same alert. So I boldly move forward (thanks to iSource team encouragers) and tap “Security Info.”
This time a screen from Apple opens and requests three security questions and answers, and a rescue email address. A follow-up verification email later confirms it is from Apple:
So if you’re worried, suggestions are to not be. Instead, take comfort that Apple appears to be amping up their efforts to keep your information more secure.