Apple increases iCloud security with two-step verfication security

Apple has implemented a two-step verification process for iMessage and FaceTime applications as of today - hackers begone!

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Published Fri, Feb 13 2015 4:33 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Apple has today announced a two-step verification process for iMessage and FaceTime applications, announced in the wake of the massive celebrity leak uncovered late last year.

Apple increases iCloud security with two-step verfication security | TweakTown.com

This new system means that users will be asked to supply their username and password alongside a verification code that Apple will send to a device with granted access to these services. This process has been recommended by computer security experts, with them stating the obvious - a hacker gaining control to your username and password is much easier than doing the former and stealing your phone.

The username and password issues most commonly seen are due to people using the same email and password combination for numerous accounts. This means that if a hacker has access to your iCloud, they likely have access to your Facebook, email, Twitter and more.

Not only should your passwords be complex, they should vary across different platforms.

NEWS SOURCE:news.com.au

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