Apple’s iCloud and Apple ID security has been behind for a long time – but today, Apple has finally decided to beef up their security by adding the option for two-step verification for iCloud and Apple ID logins. Two-step verification adds an additional security code on top of your password, which is required to log in and make changes to your account. The change was first reported by 9to5Mac.
Setting up the new two-step verification for your account is fairly simple and straightforward – just log into the Apple ID website, navigate to the Security tab, verify your trusted devices, and select a passcode (this can be used to access your account in case you lose a device or forget your password.
Services such as Dropbox and Google Services have supported two-step verification for ages now – it’s great to see Apple finally getting on board!