“Apple on Monday appears to have rolled out a new implementation of its two-factor Apple ID authentication system with iCloud.com, requiring users who have the additional layer of security enabled to enter a special code before accessing the Web apps,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“Prior to the change, iCloud.com was accessible via a simple password,” Campbell reports. “AppleInsider was able to confirm the new iCloud security feature is indeed Apple’s normal two-factor authentication service, though it is unclear if the feature is in testing or nearing rollout. Certain Apple ID accounts we tested required the second verification, while though others did not.”
Campbell reports, “Like Apple’s other two-factor methods, iCloud.com asks users who log on to enter both a password and a four-digit verification code that is sent by the system to a trusted device. Once verified, all iCloud apps are unlocked and can be accessed normally. ”
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