Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,614 Reviews & Articles | 60,998 News Posts

Apple's two-step verification rolls out to additional countries

Apple rolls out two-factor authentication to more countries

Trace Hagan | May 10, 2013 at 6:24 pm CDT (0 mins, 37 secs time to read)

Apple has rolled out its new two-step verification process to several new countries. Now Apple users in Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Germany Netherlands, Russia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, and Poland have access to the feature that will ultimately make their Apple ID much more secure.

Apple's two-step verification rolls out to additional countries | TweakTown.com

Two-step authentication is often thought of as a holy grail for security. Instead of just requiring a password to log in on an unidentified device, websites will send a code to an e-mail, mobile phone, or other piece of technology that must then be entered. This makes phishing much harder to do successfully.

Users are required to opt-in to the two-factor verification and are greatly encouraged to do so. Users can find out more about Apple's two-step verification here.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:35 am CDT

NEWS SOURCE:9to5mac.com
Trace Hagan

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Trace Hagan

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

Related Tags