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In A Bid For Data Security, Apple Adds Two-Factor Authentication Protocol For All App Makers

In order to secure developers account from hackers, Apple has now added a two-factor authentication (2FA) protocol for all app makers that would help in protecting their Apple IDs.

Apple Insider quoted the iPhone-maker as saying in a letter to developers on Wednesday, “2FA will be required to sign in to your Apple Developer account and certificates, identifiers and profiles starting February 27. This extra layer of security for your Apple ID helps ensure that you’re the only person who can access your account”.

According to Apple, the two-factor authentication will help in improving the security of Apple IDs as well as all personal information that is stored by the user with Apple.

The feature will help save trusted devices including iPhones, iPads, or iPod touch or a Mac with iOS 9 and later along with trusted phone numbers that are entitled to receive temporary verification codes to allow users to sign into a new device or browser using their Apple IDs.

Apple informed via blog-post, “Once signed in, you won’t be asked for a verification code on that device again unless you sign out completely, erase the device, or need to change your password for security reasons. When you sign in on the web, you can choose to trust your browser, so you won’t be asked for a verification code the next time you sign in from that computer”.

The two-factor authentication will be available on iCloud and iTunes with at least one device that uses the latest version of iOS or macOS.―India TV

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