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  • Apple Rolls out a Two-Step Verification for iCloud.com Web Apps

    Apple recently 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. With the new implementation, Apple is expanding its two-step authentication security feature beyond Apple ID management and iCloud-connected features to the iCLoud.com Web app suite. Prior to the change, iCloud.com was accessible via a simple password.

    It’s still unclear if the feature it in testing or nearing rollout. Certain Apple ID accounts that were tested required the second verification while others didn’t. Much 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.

    Signing out of iCloud.com, in most cases, reset the verification mechanism forcing the secondary code on each login attempt. In some instances, however, the system doesn’t reset itself even after clearing cookies and toggling two-factor authentication via the Apple ID management webpage.

    Apple has left the “Find My iPhone” Web app accessible even without secondary authentication in case the trusted iPhone or iPad goes missing. For those of you who didn’t know, Apple first introduced two-factor verification in March 2013 to provide an extra layer of security to Apple ID account holders. After launching in the US, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK, two-step was expanded to Apple ID card holders in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain in February

    Source: Apple via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Rolls out a Two-Step Verification for iCloud.com Web Apps started by Akshay Masand View original post