Apple’s Security Feature Against Apple That Forced On Customers
Security Feature Against Apple
To singing into a device by two–factor authentication you just need to follow some steps. Firstly, you need to say you want to login to a device or an app, then after punching in your password, a code is sent to another “trusted device“ which you prefer. Next, Tap in the code on the device or app you want to open. So, we can easily say that this two–factor authentication (2FA) is a more secure method of signing into a device but it is not suitable for everybody.
Why Security Feature Against Apple
Jay Brodsky, an Apple customer from California, had “imposes extraneous logging in the procedure that requires a user to both remember password; and have access to a trusted device or trusted phone number”, and started a class action suit against Apple because of 2FA. Brodsky says that “consumers across the nation have been and continue to suffer harm.“ And by harm, he means that the time spent using 2FA to open devices is costing businesses money and consumers their time. Brodsky and the other members of the class are seeking monetary damages and an injunction against Apple to prevent the company from “continuing its practice of not allowing a user to choose its (sic) own logging and security procedure.“
Apple doesn’t allow a user to disable 2FA after 14 days have gone by, and the filing notes that the Apple does not get user consent to enable the feature, or to remove the option to disable it, said by Brodsky’s suit.
In September 2015, Apple’s customers could only enable 2FA through a procedure that required them to opt–in, as pointed out by the Apple Insider. The suit itself contains a screenshot of an email sent to those who enabled 2FA on their Apple device(s) containing a link to “return to…previous security settings. The plaintiff says that the email doesn’t make it clear that after 14 days, the link to disable 2FA expires even though it is written explicitly at the end of the message.
Brodsky owns an iPhone and a pair of Macbooks and on around September 2015, a software update enabled 2FA for his Apple ID without his consent, according to filing claim. Brodsky forced to use 2FA and must use it for Apple Services and to open some third party apps, every time he turns on one of his Apple devices.
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