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Apple Tightens Two-Factor Authentication

September 17, 2014

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Apple has offered two-factor authentication for a while, although its iCloud storage service has remained curiously unprotected. In the wake of some furor surrounding the services security, Apples two-factor authentication now applies to iCloud as well — if, and only if, you activate it. As recently as last week, anyone with an Apple username and password could access a users iCloud storage, which backs up documents and photos from iPhones and iPads by default.