Apple two-stage iCloud authentication system launches

Apple rolls out two-factor authentication to make iCloud apps more secure, Find My iPhone still needs a password only.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Tue, Jul 1 2014 12:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

Apple is currently testing a way to make its iCloud system more secure by using two-step verification. Before the new system went into testing, all people needed was a simple password to gain access to iCloud.com. Using only a password makes access easier to gain by nefarious hackers.

Apple two-stage iCloud authentication system launches | TweakTown.com

iCloud now uses Apple's normal two-factor authentication system with users logging in using a password and a four-digit verification code. That four-digit verification code has to be sent to a trusted device.

Once that four-digit code is entered, iCloud apps are unlocked and can be accessed normally. The only iCloud app that can be accessed without the verification code is the Find my iPhone button. Find My iPhone is not secured with two-factor authentication to allow you to find your device if it is lost or stolen and is your trusted device.

NEWS SOURCE:appleinsider.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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