The Next Web reports that Apple has started rolling out changes to improve the security of user accounts.
The Next Web reports that users signing up to their Apple accounts on iOS devices are being prompted to create or update security questions and also enter a backup or rescue email address.
In the past 24 hours, Apple appears to have started prompting iOS devices owners and those with Apple IDs within iTunes to make their accounts more secure, requiring them to pick three security questions and enter their answers when they download a new app.
The company is also asking users to enter a backup email address, in order to better protect their device but also their account (which is tied to Apple’s Retail website and all of its media services).
Users are being prompted with the following security info screen:
The Next Web reports that users signing up via iTunes are also be prompted to create or update security questions and also enter a backup or rescue email address.
But based on such threads on Apple Support Forums it looks like some users are confused by these prompts, as they seem to be worried that it is a phishing attack.
So if you’re prompted to create or update security questions when you sign up to your Apple account on your computer or iOS device then don’t worry, Apple is doing it for your protection.