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#1709: Unsolicited 2FA codes, solving “Failed to personalize” update errors, new features for Kini motion detectors, Apple Hearing Study update

Have you ever received a two-factor authentication code in Messages you didn’t request? That’s a red flag because it could indicate that an attacker has partially compromised one of your accounts. Adam Engst explains what (and what not) to do in such a situation. He also shares a little-known solution for pesky “Failed to personalize” errors when trying to update macOS. The Kini motion detectors can now alert you via email when they’ve been moved and are testing a new Stasis Mode that alerts when there isn’t expected motion. Finally, we briefly look at some early findings about tinnitus from the Apple Hearing Study. Notable Mac app releases this week include BusyCal 2024.2.4, Little Snitch 6.0, Mellel 6.0.4, Mimestream 1.3.4, Parallels Desktop 19.4, and Pixelmator Pro 3.6.