There is an aggrieved user who has taken Apple to court over the two-factor authentication (2FA) claiming it is a “waste of their personal time.” That got us thinking, have cybersecurity awareness made us too paranoid that we pushing security defenses too far?
The lawsuit facing Apple as cited by the MacRumors says the complaint alleges the 2FA the company has placed requires “an additional estimated 2-5 or more minutes.” The user further complains of the fact that once you enable 2FA for two weeks, it becomes impossible to disable it.
The lawsuit filing by the aggrieved user against Apple reads in part:
First, Plaintiff has to enter his selected password on the device he is interested in logging in. Second, Plaintiff has to enter password on another trusted device to login. Third, optionally, Plaintiff has to select a Trust or Don’t Trust pop-up message response. Fourth, Plaintiff then has to wait to receive a six-digit verification code on that second device that is sent by an Apple Server on the internet. Finally, Plaintiff has to input the received six-digit verification code on the first device he is …read more