Apple beefs up iCloud security to avoid hacks

by Gareth Mankoo

Apple play it safe when they can and with the happening around that are affecting Dropbox and Evernote. The hacks keep coming and there’s always something better to offer loyal iCloud users who trust their lives’ data on Apple’s servers. The company has introduced a two-step verification process for Apple IDs, which make it mandatory to enter a code that is shared with a trusted device. Each change made to an account triggers a message sent to this device. This could include iTunes purchases or App Store purchases. So, users now have control over their data with double authentication, by means of a device and the Apple ID. Take that hackers!

Signing up is a two-step verification process that involves visiting Apple’s Apple ID subsite, logging in with your Apple ID and then selecting “Password & Security” in the sidebar to get started. For now, this has been initiated only in the U.S., UK, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. Apart from this it is always advisable to use an updated browser and Norton Security Software.

[Via – Cultofmac]