two-step verification

Tumblr ups its security game with two-step authentication

Regular Tumblr users will be happy to hear that the service has now added two-step authentication to keep your accounts more secure. Wherever its available we'd always recommend using two-step authentication for that added layer of protection on your accounts.

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Apple brings two-step verification to Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Spain!

Apple has expanded its two-step authentication program for Apple IDs to six more countries. Users can add extra security to their accounts in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Spain.

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Researcher continues exploring iCloud security, some media outlets continue to overreact

Russian security researcher Vladimir Katalov gave a talk last week at Hack in the Box security conference detailing his findings on Apple's iCloud protocols. Katalov's research highlights several shortcomings in iCloud's security model, including the fact that iCloud data is not protected by the two-step verification system Apple rolled out earlier this year.

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Security Researcher Raises Concerns over Apple's Two-Step Authentication

CEO Vladimir Katalov of the security software company Elcomsoft has published a post on CrackPassword outlining where he believes Apple’s two-step authentication comes up short. While he admits that the authentication works as advertised and it’s a good idea for people to enable it, he has also identified some areas that he thinks could use some improvement.

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Apple's two-step verification now enabled in Canada, additional countries

Apple's two-step verification service first rolled out in March, though only to a limited number of countries. Anyone outside the U.S, UK, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand was out of luck, but as 9to5Mac reports, the service has just been switched on in a host of new locations.

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How to enable two-step verification for your Apple ID

Most people use their Apple ID account not only to house their iCloud contacts, photos, calendars, and other data, but to purchase content from iTunes and the App Store. That means that anyone who gets ahold of your account or manages to change your password could have access to your personal information and credit card information.

Most people use their Apple ID account not only to house their iCloud contacts, photos, calendars, and other data, but to purchase content from iTunes and the App Store. That means that anyone who gets ahold of your account or manages to change your password could have access to your personal information and credit card information. If you want to increase the security of your Apple ID, you can use two-step verification to add a second layer of protection.

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