“Apple is finally enabling two-step authentication to help protect users of its iMessages and FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and Mac computers,” Samuel Gibbs writes for The Guardian.
“The security feature adds an extra layer of protection against hackers trying to access users’ accounts,” Gibbs writes. “After logging in with their usual name and password, two-factor asks account holders to use a second security code to verify their messaging and video chat accounts.”
“The login protection was added to Apple’s iTunes and iCloud accounts in March 2013, meaning Apple users who have perviously logged into a Mac, iPhone or iPad with their Apple ID were already protected by the extra security,” Gibbs writes. “Now the same service has been activated for two more of Apple’s services, meaning that if users log out of their FaceTime or iMessage accounts and attempt to log in again, or log in on another machine, they will require a security code to confirm their username and password.”
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