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Bug leaves users out of Apple ID accounts

It seems that a bug affecting some Apple users is causing a disconnection from Apple ID on all Apple devices. Devices them for no apparent reason - and then locked out of their accounts if they try to log in with their current passwords.

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According to 9to5Mac, the issue has been ongoing since Friday, April 26, forcing the users reset their passwords to return to their accounts. This also creates a headache for users who have enabled Stolen device protection, as they must be in a reliable location and have Accessed at on all their devices at the same time.

Users have been using social media to report their experience with this annoying bug affecting Apple ID accounts, which seems to happen completely randomly. Twitter user @MaxWinebach posted that he was in the middle of a call FaceTime when he was suddenly locked out of all the products Apple.

See also: Phishing attacks target Apple users

A user of the Mastodon said that an Apple Support member told him that "sometimes random security enhancements are added to your account", which may have caused the accidental start. However, it seems unlikely that this would affect so many users and we can't be sure of anything until we hear official word from Apple itself.

However, for Apple users who often forget their passwords, the prospect of being locked out of their favorite device is quite disturbing. Fortunately, it seems that you don't need to panic immediately if this has happened to you. It could just be a harmless bug, and as far as we can tell so far, it doesn't seem to be related to the recent attack phishing that could lock you out of your device.

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What can you do to protect yourself from this error?

Since the bug appeared to have started on Friday, if it hasn't happened to you yet, there's a good chance you won't be locked out of your Apple ID account. If you do however experience this problem, it seems like all you have to do is reset your password and re-login to all your other Apple devices. While this is an annoying bug, it doesn't seem very serious. However, make sure you don't reuse passwords.

Source: techradar

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