Apple Expands Two-Factor Authentication to iCloud

Apple Expands Two-Factor Authentication to iCloud

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Apple has started rolling out two-factor authentication for applications including mail, contacts, calendar, notes, reminders and iWork web apps. The feature first came to Apple IDs, but Apple never rolled it out to other services like iCloud.

Apple's two-factor authentication requests a user to enter a verification code that is sent to the user's iOS device before they can use iCloud web applications. Find My iPhone is the only app that does not require a verification code in the event that a device gets lost and you can't access it.

Apple has added a 'remember this browser' toggle so that you must only enter the verification code once. Currently it seems that this feature is limited to select accounts, so we're unsure if Apple plans on rolling this out across all iCloud devices.

Apple first rolled out two-factor authentication in March of last year in the United States. It later launched the extra layer of security in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the U.K, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain.

via AppleInsider

Apple Expands Two-Factor Authentication to iCloud

hedgefield - July 1, 2014 at 10:11am
Now if only they would add two-factor to my country...
JoshvanHulst - July 1, 2014 at 1:38am
So annoying to have this feature
Krapatis - July 1, 2014 at 4:21am
Then disable it.