This is what Apple's legitimate site looks like for entering your Apple ID.
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Even your Apple ID can be used against you these days.
FOX19's hearing of a scam where crooks try to steal your username and password
for purchasing songs, e-books, and apps from Apple. It's also been used to access
the documents and photos you store on Apple's iCloud.
But what makes your Apple ID so valuable to online thieves is that it's tied to
your credit or debit card.
"Money. That's exactly what they're after," said Rachel Folz,
FOX19's digital content director. "What they're going to do is a phishing scam
whereby they want to pull that information out to get your credit card number."
Phishing involves scam artists pretending to be a legitimate
company to fool people into typing in their personal information.
"The e-mail you're going to get is going to look an awful
lot like an Apple e-mail," said Folz, who appeared on the FOX19 Morning News.
"Users may be redirected to these phishing sites via spam
messages that state that the user's account will expire unless their information
is subject to an ‘audit,'" Trend Micro's blog said, "which not only gets users
to click on the link, it puts them in a mindset willing to give up
According to International
Business Times, you can make sure you're on Apple's legitimate ID login
page by looking for the green HTTPS label on the left-hand side of the URL in
your browser, "which usually looks like a padlock, next to the name of Apple
Inc," IBT said. (See picture above.)
In addition, Apple is now offering a two-step process for
signing-in. Find out how to do that by clicking here.
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