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

Apple rolls out two-factor authentication to more countries

By: Trace Hagan from May 10, 2013 @ 18:24 CDT

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.

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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.

NEWS SOURCES:9to5mac.com