Apple seems to be expanding its range of offerings that are covered by its two-step verification scheme. Now security-conscious users will be able to count iMessage and FaceTime among the features protected by the service. Now, users who have opted in to the two-step verification program will be asked to provide a one-time security code the next time they configure iMessage or FaceTime on a device.

Existing two-step verification users who are already signed into FaceTime or iMessage will not need to take any additional steps. Two-step verification is automatically enabled and will be triggered if users log out and log back in or sign into their Apple ID on another device.

For those of you who didnít already know, Apple introduced two-step verification as an opt-in feature in 2013. After enrolling and nominating at least one SMS-capable phone number, users will be asked to enter a one-time passcode whenever they attempt to sign in with their Apple ID on a new device. The Cupertino California company previously expanded two-step verification to iCloud.com and has made it available in 59 countries as of February 5th.

Itís good to see Apple keeping up with security and improving it where possible. Weíll have to see how Apple expands on the feature going forward.

Source: The Guardian