Apple introduces two-factor authentication for iCloud

Wednesday 17 September 2014 00:43 CET | News

Apple has activated two-factor authentication for access, allowing only basic access to Find My iPhone for those opted-in to the security layer.

The portal is now protected by Apple’s two-factor authentication system, which requires users to enter a dynamically generated code sent to a trusted device prior to gaining access to the service. two-factor verification asks users logging in to provide both a password and a four-digit code, the latter of which is sent to a trusted device through text, iMessage or push notification. Apple ID owners can add trusted devices through the Apple ID management webpage.

Once a user is confirmed, all assets are unlocked until a user signs out or closes their browser window. Find My iPhone is left active by default, allowing users to remotely deactivate or wipe a trusted device that is stolen or lost.

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Keywords: Apple, iCloud, two-factor authentication, security layer, online security, web fraud
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
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