In the wake of some recently exposed vulnerabilities and a couple of cyberattacks, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has joined the likes of some tech competitors by developing a two-step verification system for iDevice users with Apple IDs they use for iTunes, i Cloud or App Store access. The new process includes a verification code instead of security questions and it includes a “trusted” device from which to conduct the verification.
With this new system designed by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), users will have to verify their identity with an existing or “trusted” device (perhaps the one the used more often – be it an iPad or iPhone), but once that is done, the user can then easily verify identity with a new device. The process goes like this: An Apple user who has an existing ID can sign in like before. But the next step is that Apple will then send a verification code to a device, and the user then enters that verification code in order to complete the sign-in process.
And by the way, at least for now Apple is making this verification process optional for users. If a user already has an eight-character password that includes at least one number and one capital letter, then that user can go straight into the two-step verification system. If the password is not compliant, then the user will have to wait three days before enabling the two-step process and may need to create a compliant password at that time.
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