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Time to switch to Android?

Paul Schinder
Here’s something new that just showed up.  My iPhone 6, running iOS 9.latest, is displaying a message “Passcode Requirement  You must change your iPhone unlock passcode at this time.”  with the only recourse to hit a “Continue” button, which I haven’t done yet. I really hate to be nagged about changing passwords, but something about this smells.  On the other hand, this is iOS on an iPhone 6, so supposedly hyper secure, and I haven’t done anything out of the ordinary on the phone this morning.  Anyone else ever seen this?

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Re: Time to switch to Android?

Chris Poterala
What smells about it?

Do you have a work email account on the phone that uses Exchange? Admin requirements from work may be prompting this message and related requirement.




On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 8:16 AM, Paul Schinder <[hidden email]> wrote:
Here’s something new that just showed up.  My iPhone 6, running iOS 9.latest, is displaying a message “Passcode Requirement  You must change your iPhone unlock passcode at this time.”  with the only recourse to hit a “Continue” button, which I haven’t done yet. I really hate to be nagged about changing passwords, but something about this smells.  On the other hand, this is iOS on an iPhone 6, so supposedly hyper secure, and I haven’t done anything out of the ordinary on the phone this morning.  Anyone else ever seen this?

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Re: Time to switch to Android?

George Wade

After reading this overnight, yesterday morning I got a typical junk call by landline:  where the caller took at least 5" to sort out where my name was in the list of all the people she was calling simutaneously.  "Go to Microsoft and....."  'Thank you !  I can go there myself.'

At which point I hung up and began the process of setting up 2 step verification for Google.

George


On 5 May 2016, at 08:22, Chris Poterala wrote:

What smells about it?

Do you have a work email account on the phone that uses Exchange? Admin requirements from work may be prompting this message and related requirement.




On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 8:16 AM, Paul Schinder <[hidden email]> wrote:
Here’s something new that just showed up.  My iPhone 6, running iOS 9.latest, is displaying a message “Passcode Requirement  You must change your iPhone unlock passcode at this time.”  with the only recourse to hit a “Continue” button, which I haven’t done yet. I really hate to be nagged about changing passwords, but something about this smells.  On the other hand, this is iOS on an iPhone 6, so supposedly hyper secure, and I haven’t done anything out of the ordinary on the phone this morning.  Anyone else ever seen this?

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Re: Time to switch to Android?

Paul Schinder
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> On May 5, 2016, at 8:22 AM, Chris Poterala <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> What smells about it?

First time I’ve ever seen it in all my years of using iOS, and the language seems slightly off, not quite the way a native speaker would write it.  And I consider anyone that tries to make you change your password regularly to be unserious about actual security, and I don’t think Apple is unserious.

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> Do you have a work email account on the phone that uses Exchange? Admin requirements from work may be prompting this message and related requirement.

No.  I stay away from Microsoft.   I don’t even know for sure what my work IMAP server runs (it was on Solaris, nowadays it’s probably on Linux).

Anyway, the message went away by itself, and it hasn’t returned.   I can’t figure out what good it would do for anyone to know my passcode, something that has to be physically input on the screen of the phone that’s always in my presence.

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Re: Time to switch to Android?

keydel
Switching to Android will certainly give you more practice in identifying phishing and other scam attempts. If this is the goal, then you should consider it.

Stefan

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> On May 5, 2016, at 07:51, Paul Schinder <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>> On May 5, 2016, at 8:22 AM, Chris Poterala <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>> What smells about it?
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> First time I’ve ever seen it in all my years of using iOS, and the language seems slightly off, not quite the way a native speaker would write it.  And I consider anyone that tries to make you change your password regularly to be unserious about actual security, and I don’t think Apple is unserious.
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>> Do you have a work email account on the phone that uses Exchange? Admin requirements from work may be prompting this message and related requirement.
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> No.  I stay away from Microsoft.   I don’t even know for sure what my work IMAP server runs (it was on Solaris, nowadays it’s probably on Linux).
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> Anyway, the message went away by itself, and it hasn’t returned.   I can’t figure out what good it would do for anyone to know my passcode, something that has to be physically input on the screen of the phone that’s always in my presence.
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>> chris poterala - [hidden email]
>> http://twitter.com/potsie
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Re: Time to switch to Android?

Marilyn Matty
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> On May 5, 2016, at 8:51 AM, Paul Schinder <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>>   I can’t figure out what good it would do for anyone to know my passcode, something that has to be physically input on the screen of the phone that’s always in my presence.
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Despite all the warnings and constant news about security, most people still use the same passcode for everything, including their financial information.

Marilyn



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Re: Time to switch to Android?

George Wade
It seems that if we play by the rulebook we have a good chance of being covered by insurance ?  

¡ Financial entities could start offering enticement to customers with long, decent passwords  — Changed regularly !

The entire nation of Japan changed their driving habits in response to their  law of sharing the blame for traffic accidents + insurance premium increases in case of damage or injury.  REAL Passwords would be a more difficult selling project that should be worthwhile.  Not going as far as shedding a drop of blood and submitting it to an iPhone DNA reader:  ! not YET ¡


George


On 5 May 2016, at 10:51, Marilyn Matty wrote:

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>> On May 5, 2016, at 8:51 AM, Paul Schinder <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>>>  I can’t figure out what good it would do for anyone to know my passcode, something that has to be physically input on the screen of the phone that’s always in my presence.
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> Despite all the warnings and constant news about security, most people still use the same passcode for everything, including their financial information.
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> Marilyn




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