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Apple Improves Apple ID Security with Two-Step Verification

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Apple Improves Apple ID Security with Two-Step Verification Reply with quote

Apple Improves Apple ID Security with Two-Step Verification
Thursday, March 21, 2013
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Apple today introduced a new two-step verification service for Apple ID and iCloud users to improve the security of their accounts. This two-step verification requires users to verify their identity on a trusted device, with an extra security code, before they can make changes to their account or make purchases. It basically does this by sending the extra security code to your device via SMS. You can start using the two-step verification now by logging into the Apple ID website and enabling the service. It's under the Password and Security section on the left hand side.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nice to see Apple add this feature. I've been using it with my Google accounts for a while now.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not certain of all the details, but what happens if your original device was lost, stolen or broken?

I'm glad it's an option.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I'm not certain of all the details, but what happens if your original device was lost, stolen or broken?

I'm not sure about all of the details either. You have to wait two days before it gets activated. I know with Google you can just revoke the device. You can also trust other computers, so it's not a one or only deal. You also have a recovery code. Here's some more information from Apple on their setup. I really haven't had a chance to read it yet.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5570
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

call me paranoid, but I don't like these corporation's having access to my mobile number. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And just in the nick of time...

http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/22/4136242/major-security-hole-allows-apple-id-passwords-reset-with-email-date-of-birth

What's going on with Apple anymore? I can understand the issues with Java, but stuff like this is inexcusable in my eyes.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Apple needs to roll this out to more countries stat.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except it's not working!!!!!

Yep i have logged into my icloud now 4 times because this stupid idea of theres keeps kicking me out of icloud i know my password
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