Recently, we discovered that some apps can track our location and even take photos and videos secretly. But, it is only if they have been authorized to have access to the camera and the location. That’s not all. Felix Krause has found a flaw that allows an application to steal your Apple ID password.
To steal your Apple ID password, the app can mimic the password dialog that Apple sends us, sometimes, to access the iTunes Store, to enable Photo Streams, etc. This dialog, (see photo above), is similar to that of Apple. Impossible to differentiate them from a simple view.
Once you’ve entered your password, the app gets it immediately and can be used for the wrong purpose. But do not worry. Because there is a way to find out if the dialog comes from Apple or from a bad faith application.
Apple ID: prevent apps from stealing your password
There are two ways to avoid this:
Whenever you see a dialog asking for your password, press the home button. If the application closes and the dialog disappears, it was a bogus dialog. However, if the dialog box actually comes from Apple, it will remain on the screen until you log in or press the button. Cancel.
Activate two-factor identification for your Apple ID. Once activated, your Apple ID will be a little more secure. Even if someone knows your Apple ID password, they won’t be able to access your account without your permission.
To activate two-factor identification, go to Settings > Apple ID > Password and security.
Until Apple fixes this problem, it’s up to us to take our precautions. Let us know what you think in the comments.
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