Tag Archive: Authentication

Logging In to Apple ID Two-Factor Authentication on Old iPhone & iOS Versions

As many users know, using Two-Factor authentication for an Apple ID provides an additional layer of security for your Apple and iCloud login by requiring a pin code to be entered from an approved device before the Apple ID can be accessed. But the two factor auth feature is really built for modern iOS versions, … Read More

How to Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID

Some users may benefit from enabling Two-Factor Authentication with Apple ID to further protect and secure their devices and data, but sometimes people decide two-factor auth is too much of a hassle and want to disable the feature. If you turn off two-factor authentication with an Apple ID, you’ll go back to relying exclusively on … Read More

How to Setup 2-Factor Authentication on Apple ID for Extra Security

This guide will walk through setting up two-factor authentication for an Apple ID. Two-factor authentication requires that whenever a user is logging in to an Apple ID from a new untrusted device, not only must the proper password be entered but a secondary security ID code must be entered as well, which is typically delivered … Read More

LastPass aims to make two-factor authentication less annoying

Two-factor authentication is super secure, but incredibly annoying when you’re in a hurry. LastPass, one of the front-runners in password managers on desktop and mobile, might have the solution with a new mobile app that will simplify the login process to LastPass, which can then manage your many web accounts with ease. Instead of entering […]

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Apple strengthens iCloud.com security with two-factor authentication

Today Apple quietly expanded its use of two-factor authentication to protect iCloud users. Now those who have enabled the added security measure will be asked to verify their identity with a secondary device when logging into iCloud.com. For the first…Read more ›

Apple brings two-factor authentication to iCloud.com

Apple has rolled out two-factor authentication support for logging into iCloud.com, its web portal for apps like Mail, Calendar, and Pages. If a user has two-factor authentication enabled on their Apple ID, attempting to access a web app through iCloud.com will now…Read more ›

Apple’s Two-Step Authentication Doesn’t Protect Your iCloud Backups


Apple’s two-step authentication process is designed to make your Apple ID more secure. When attempting to reset a password or make other kinds of account changes, a separate verification code is sent to an iOS device you own. That code is then used to verify that you are who you claim to be before you’re allowed to make any changes.

Many big tech companies have offered two-step authentication for quite some  [Read More…]

Twitter Finally Gets Two-Factor Authentication


Along with an update for its Mac app, Twitter announced today that it is introducing a new security feature to protect accounts against hackings. Twitter’s new two-factor authentification feature should help reduce the number of hacked accounts that have plagued the service recently.

To set up the new two-factor authentification feature on your account, log in and go to your Account Settings page. From there you can choose to require a  [Read More…]

Your iCloud Is Now More Secure Thanks To Two-Step Authentication

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Following a seemingly endless series of hacks that have afflicted cloud service providers like Evernote and Dropbox, Apple has just introduce two-step verification for your Apple ID, which makes you enter a code (sent to a single trusted device) every time you make changes to your account or make a new iTunes or App Store purchase from a new device.

The idea here is to  [Read More…]