Apple adds two-step authentication to iMessage and FaceTime

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Apple adds two-step authentication to iMessage and FaceTime

  • 2015-02-13 15:02:26
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News / Mobile phones Apple adds two-step authentication to iMessage and FaceTime

Two-step authentication has become a standard for many individuals securing their accounts, so much so that even the iCloud website gained the ability to add the extra security step in mid-2014.

Now, according to a report published by The Guardian, Apple has added the two-step process to iMessage and FaceTime. Now, singing into one of the aforementioned services will prompt the necessary inclusion of an access code from another verified device. Of course, this will only work with accounts that have the two-step verification process implemented.

While the original report notes that this addition to FaceTime and iMessage security is still rolling out, the process may be taking a bit of time. As of the time of this writing, logging into either one of the services, even with an account set up with two-step authentication, did not prompt the necessary input of an access code.

Two-factor authentication was a recent addition to Apple in general, following a major security breach of many celebrity iCloud accounts, and subsequent leak of several pictures.

[via The Guardian]



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