Why iTunes is Your Most Important Password | Social Buzz Pros
Isn't Sharing Your iTunes Password Harmless?
"Hey what's your password?" I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase before whether it was in a car with friends wanting to download a song or when your significant other wanted to download that movie app to your phone. You probably, willingly, gave your friend or family member your iTunes password without thinking twice about what the ramifications could be. While, a trusted loved one may not be a security threat, your iTunes password is your most important password and should be guarded.
What Your iTunes Password Unlocks
Your iTunes password is the password to iCloud. Your iCloud password is essentially a gateway into your life. If you are an Apple devicer user, your iCloud password is one of the first pieces of information you enter in your iPhone. ThisiCloud passwordunlocks:
- App Downloads
- Text Messages/ iMessages
- And More!
When iCloud and iMessages and iTunes are synced with iCloud on a Mac, whoever has your password can see all your activity. In fact, the person who has your iTunes password doesn't need even to know your email password to read your emails or phone password to be able to see your texts! They will be able to view it with just the iTunes password with ease. In fact, as seen by the celebrity nude photos hack, the iCloud archive goes so far back and is so difficult to purge, even content you believe you have deleted can find it's way back into relevance. In addition, to how iTunes and iCloud syncs nearly all your behavior online, it is also the password to the Find My iPhone app which can retrieve your location. Your most sensitive communications are not only vulnerable but so is your location!
The connections to youriTunes password, thanks to iCloud, are boundless with your phone connected to your computer, your computer to your iPad, and your iPad to your phone. All of those devices are connected to the “iCloud” which holds nearly every mobile and internet communication you have.
Next time someone asks for your iTunes password, have him or her hand you the phone so you can input it personally. Passwords are put in place for a reason and your iTunes password is the most important!
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