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ID and PHone are now being used for imessage and Facetime on a new Mac
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kevs
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Sep 6, 2019, 11:53 AM
 
This popped up on my desktop and later iphone last night.

Then said ( if you recently signed into Kevs Mac you can ignore this notification)

But I did not recently sign into anything where I put in my long Apple ID.

Is this a concern?
     
andi*pandi
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Sep 6, 2019, 12:59 PM
 
is your desktop called kev's mac? did you recently turn imessage and facetime on?
     
kevs  (op)
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Sep 6, 2019, 01:33 PM
 
YEs Andi, yes that my Mac name. I did not turn on anything. Maybe it's a glitch ( nothing pernicious?)

So much corruption and evil out that, have to check....
     
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Sep 6, 2019, 01:38 PM
 
go to desktop icloud preferences and see if those things are on.

if it were an email, I'd be concerned it was phishing, but a popup happens to me when I make a change in my account.
     
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Sep 6, 2019, 01:46 PM
 
Thanks ANdi, ok, I don't even see Facetime or imessenger there in icloud preferences.

That said, everything offered is checked.

Yeah, not email, so you say don't worry? Glitch?
     
   
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