I usually stay out of the pit. Not today. I need to rant a little. I pit Apple. MotherFuckingAppleID.
I just went to log in to my Apple ID. I enter user name and my standard password. uName and pwStd (password-standard, my shorthand for my notes).
Apple then does its two-factor authentication but, and get this, stupid Apple sends the 6-digit code to the very device I am using! It doesn’t send it to my email, or to my phone. It displays it right on this device. The fuckingIDIOTS! ==> Pit reason #1.
Yeah, fucking geniuses, I feel really confident you morons can protect my account and data. Stupid.
I enter the 6 digits, and the next form that displays is requiring me to change my password. But I don’t want to change my password. I like my password!
So I cancel out and I try it again. Sure enough, 2-factor auth does the same stupid thing, and then I still land at the same required password change form.
I don’t change it. I do a quick search, and from some brief reading it looks like I must change it, there’s no way around this. I’ve been an Apple user for 15+ years. Never had to do this before. Now, realize that my current pwStd is a good one. It has upper and lower cases, numbers, and special characters. And it is 15 characters long. I have it committed to memory, I like it, and I Don’t Want To Change It.
But Apple says Dear Bullitt, you are fucked, you are forced to change it. ==> Pit reason #2.
So I change my password, and I do so by taking my standard password and appending to the end of it a helpful and descriptive phrase. I choose to append this — fuckingAppleIsPissingMeOff! Including the “!”.
Yeah, I can remember that. Easily. So where my prior password was , my new password is now fuckingAppleIsPissingMeOff! (emphasis mine) In my notes (electronic of course), I never write the entire password. I only wrote “pwStdfuckingAppleIsPissingMeOff! “ Without the quotes. I figure I’m pretty safe that way. I can remember pwStd. And fuckingAppleIsPissingMeOff! is easy to remember.
So. Password changed. I should be good, right? Noooooo…
I log in with my new password. IT FAILS. I cannot get into my account. I think I’m royally fucked. I try it again. And again. I’m fucked. Apple fucked me. ==> Pit reason #3.
So yeah. I pit Apple. MotherFuckingAppleID!