“Apple has added a new level of security to iCloud and Apple ID users: two-step verification,” Emily Price reports for Mashable. “Much like the two-step verification process for other services, two-step-verification will require you to verify your identity when signing into your account from a new device.”

“Verification will be done using another one of your devices, such as your iPhone. For instance, if you buy a new computer and sign into iCloud on it, Apple will send a numerical code to your iPhone to verify that it is in fact you trying to access your account,” Price reports. “You enter the code received on your phone on your computer, then Apple knows it’s you trying to access the account and you can proceed as planned.”

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