Your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons!
Your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons. To unlock it, you must verify your identity.
This is the message that I’ve been getting every week for the last six or seven months. Over that time, I’ve had five senior support staff promising me that they will stand by me until my problem is fixed.
Why is it a big deal for me? Did you know each time you need to reset your password you can not use the old password you need to create a new password that you have not used in the last 12 months, then log back and each device, I have 3 x Apple TV’s, 1x MacBook Pro, 1x Time Capsule and 1 x iPhone6 Plus, I also need to setup 2 x app-specific passwords for software programs I use, so this all takes about 30 mins to get me back online and it happens when I am running a meeting using a powerpoint on my MacBook Pro.
There is a pattern 95% of the time I am requested to reset my password it’s 7:50 am just about every Thursday.
Yes they have been very nice and have suggested all sorts of stuff, asked me not to re-login into any apple device when I get the message “Your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons. To unlock it, you must verify your identity” They asked me to do this so they can look at the logs, Apple Support can not even tell me the country the request are coming from! as they said “they do not keep IP addresses privacy reasons”
I asked them this…
So if you know somebody’s Apple ID for example firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com you can continuously login to the user account with the wrong password even if you do not know there password and after a few failed attempts this will force the users account to be reset, as my one is happening mostly at 7:50 am just about every Thursday it must be a robot that is trying to hack my Apple ID and the fact that they don’t get the password right does not even matter!
My question was even as I have Two-factor Authentication and I need to allow a device to access my Apple ID before it can means it should not matter that a person or robot continuously tried to submit the wrong password.
Maybe you are experiencing similar problems and have been searching for answers? I’d love to get some feedback email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like most people, I have many passions, goals and dreams. As a self made business professional, my focus is helping my clients, associates and friends, build, strengthen and maintain their success. It would be fair to say I am in the full time business of building relationships and feel my purpose and skill is connecting the right people with the right people.
My professional work tends to dominate my personal life, to the horror of my partner and business mentor. They both fully support me yet give me the hard truths when I need to hear this. I am always investing in my personal development to have a fulfilled work/life balance. I enjoy Target Shooting, Hiking & Mountain Biking to clear the brain and to take the guilt away when indulging at a quirky cafe for a cooked breakfast or brunch.
My passion for travelling has seen me experience the world on many occasions, my next adventure will be doing the Tibet Rail Journey on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway from Lhasa to Golmud as long as they have Wi-Fi aboard ;-) I have many goals I still wish to achieve but am pretty chuffed that I have accomplished so many of these already.