When I got up this morning, my iPhone had a message about needing to reenter my password to access some Apple services. Annoying but not a major hassle. However, when I did so, I was told that my Apple ID was locked and needed to be unlocked. I was asked, whether I wish to do so by email or to answer some security questions?
This was more than annoying. It was outright anger-inducing. Why would Apple behave so? They gave no indication about why the lock happened. I was able to unlock my ID.
From my email, they last did this to me in June. Are they going to do this every few months for as long as I am an Apple user?
Having a security mindset isn’t necessarily a bad thing; however, it can be overdone. If you make security protocols too complex and difficult, they tend to eventually result in the protocols being ignored and actively worked around.
Has anyone else seen this sort of thing from Apple? (Are they just picking on me? :-))