APPLE CEO Tim Cook promised that the firm would improve its iCloud security, and it has done just that with the rollout of two-factor authentication to iCloud.com.
Users with two-factor authentication enabled are now prompted for a verification code when accessing iCloud applications, including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Pages, Numbers and Keynote. As noted by Macrumours, Find my iPhone remains accessible without having to enter a code.
To enabled two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, follow this link, select Manage your Apple ID and sign in, select Password and Security on the left hand side, and under two-step verification hit Get Started, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Apple is also now sending users emails when their iCloud account is accessed through a web browser, an extra security measure that it rolled out a day ahead of unveiling the iPhone 6.
Apple's email alert reads, "Your Apple ID was used to sign into iCloud via a web browser.
"If you recently signed into iCloud.com, you can disregard this email.
"If you have not signed in to iCloud.com recently and believe someone may have accessed your account, you should reset your password at My Apple ID."
Of course, this added iCloud security follows the high-profile theft of celebrity photos that made it into headlines earlier this month, which Tim Cook blamed on weak passwords and security questions.
However, he still promised that Apple would improve its security, saying, "When I step back from this terrible scenario that happened and say what more could we have done, I think about the awareness piece. I think we have a responsibility to ratchet that up. That's not really an engineering thing."
"We want to do everything we can do to protect our customers, because we are as outraged if not more so than they are."
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