Apple asking for ID security questions to thwart account breaches

Apple has recently started prompting iOS users to create three security questions and answers to make sure nobody's breaking into their account. The additional measure is stanadard practice, and considering your credit card information is associated to your account, this is a solid move to make. Some users may be understandable worried that this is a sneaky phishing attempt, but apparently the prompt checks out - some users are reporting iTunes is asking users for security questions too.

We got asked for them yesterday when setting up a new account in iTunes desktop, and The Next Web has seen them pop-up on the iPhone as well.

Has anyone received this prompt yet? Are they asking for any other security info? Are you happy about going through this extra step if it means better security or is it just one more annoyance between you and getting your apps?

Source: TNW

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