Apple adds two-factor authentication

Remember our series about how to activate two-factor authentication in Google, Dropbox and Facebook?

 

We are happy to inform you that Apple finally decided to join the club of companies who care about the security of its customers and started to rollout two-factor authentication.

 

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You can set it up here if you are living in US, UK, Australia, Ireland or New Zealand. Additional countries will be added over time, says Apple in the FAQ describing this feature. When your country is added, two-step verification will automatically appear in the Password and Security section of Manage My Apple ID when you sign in to My Apple ID.

The two-factor authentication for Apple works in a similar way to the others already described. First you need to enable it as soon as you see it available in your country. Once you login to a new device with your Apple ID, you will be prompted to enter a 4-digit verification code which was sent via SMS to one of the devices you specified in your account.

You can find more details in the FAQ that Apple provides.

As soon as we are able to test this in Germany, we will post a detailed How-To in the same way as we did with the other services.

Sorin Mustaca

IT Security Expert

via Avira – TechBlog http://techblog.avira.com/2013/03/25/apple-adds-two-factor-authentication/en/


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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