The Apple App Store is without a question the most popular App Store in the world Ė housing more applications than any other. Itís also the most heavily targeted App Store for hackers trying to make away with your account information. Starting today, Apple will be trying to prevent hackers from being able to steal your Apple ID from you by forcing users to set three security questions upon the purchase of anything from the iTunes store.
When attempting to download anything from the iTunes Store, if the user doesnít have an alternate e-mail address and security questions set, the user will be prompted, like the screenshot above, to enter their security information that they will use when Apple suspects malicious activity occurring on the userís Apple ID.
While some of this may seem tedious, itís not a bad idea to secure the Apple ID you own, which is sometimes associated with your credit card. Once you have your Apple ID secured, Apple wonít bug you about it anymore. So why not get started now and do everything you can to try and stay safe from Apple ID thieves?
After the user secures their Apple ID, they will receive the following e-mail from Apple in the e-mail inbox of the main e-mail address associated with the Apple ID:
Originally Posted by Apple