Don’t Be Fooled By Phony Apple ID Login Pages Online

This is the real deal. Don't be a sucker.

This is the real deal. Don’t be a sucker.

Hackers want your web logins, especially ones that have sensitive banking info, like your Apple ID. A fresh round of phishing attacks that ask for Apple IDs and passwords has surfaced.

“Phishers appear to have concentrated their fire on a relatively new target: Apple IDs,” according to Trend Micro. “In recent days, we’ve seen a spike in phishing sites that try to steal Apple IDs.”

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Only 110 sites have been compromised by the same hack, but the sudden increase in Apple ID-related attacks caused Trend Micro to take notice. Most corrupt links come through spam email, which should always be treated with extreme caution.

Now would be as good a time as any to enable two-step authentication for your Apple account. And make sure a webpage is really from Apple before you enter any login information.

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Alex HeathAlex Heath is a journalist and co-host of The CultCast. He has been quoted by the likes of the BBC, KRON 4 News, and books like "ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation." He lives in Lexington, Kentucky. If you want to pitch a story, share a tip, or just get in touch, additional contact information is available on his personal site. Follow him on Twitter.

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