[MlMt] iCloud accounts require an app specific password starting June 15th

Verdon Vaillancourt verdonv at gmail.com
Tue May 16 10:19:39 EDT 2017

Security is a pain in the butt…. we’ve been trying to encourage 
people to use 2F at the small university where I work… it’s like 
pulling teeth! Most people turn it back off after less than a day. Users 
are the weakest link ;-)


On 16 May 2017, at 10:15, Robert Brenstein wrote:

> I have turned the 2F authentication on, found it a nuisance, then 
> turned it off. So that part works. However, this does not mean that 
> app-specific passwords will continue to work. Someone has to try.
> Robert
> On 16 May 2017, at 15:12, Annamarie wrote:
>> That may be true - but I have many clients for whom passwords are 
>> already a problem - this is going to make it even worse! Sigh. I 
>> guess it's job security for me.?
>> Annamarie Pluhar
>> 802-451-1941
>> 802-579-5975 (iPhone - not good when I'm at my desk.)
>> On 16 May 2017, at 8:49, Fredrik Jonsson wrote:
>>> David Morrison 2017-05-16 14:34 wrote:
>>>> It requires two factor authentication to be turned on to generate 
>>>> the app specific password. Can you turn two factor authentication 
>>>> off after the password has been generated?
>>> Even if you can you really shouldn't. TFA is a huge security 
>>> improvement for your iCloud account.
>>> Fredrik
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