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  • This is a non-story. Anything that forces users to take more consideration over their security can only be a good thing because left to their own devices users will literally tape passwords to things so they "don't forget"

    Whether there are flaws with the 2FA system or not it's still more secure than non-2FA equivalents.

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  • Nothing against 2FA, it's great when it works, but what Apple is doing here is not.

    A key can only offer as much security as the lock provides. What use if the lock is broken and could never grant access to the items in your box again?

    Apple chooses not to allow anyone, even the item holder to get their items if Apple suffers a failure. Apple forces you to wipe all trace of your items before you can use the box again. You don't think there's something wrong with that?

    To force everyone to use a lock with a chance of not working isn't really protection, since you've locked out both the item holder and the thief, worse yet, they're treated equally as thieves and neither can gain access. Doesn't sound like much of an advantage if it's a gamble.

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  • You may have missed the cases where iCloud accounts were hijacked. "The Fappening", anyone?

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  • All accounts on every platform are subjectable to hijacking. I would not be shocked at all if there was a 2FA bypass hack already in play. This is only an "extra" layer of security, it's not the end all to security woes.

    The only real way to bypass the hackers are education and physical keys. Other wise they're none the wiser, and even if they don't have education, no access can happen without the physical key present in person.

    I had rather I need a physical key I carry on my home key ring, than to deal with the circus that is apple's 2FA device keys.

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