In light of iCloud’s recent photo leak, Apple is expanding its iCloud backups to have two-factor authentication. A recent article from PC Magazine details why Apple made the change, and the pros and cons of adopting the more secure approach to saving files in the cloud. An excerpt from the article:
In the wake of the celeb hack, Apple pledged to boost security alerts. [An Apple security rep] said Apple will start sending push and email-based alerts to users if someone tries to reset a password, restore iCloud data, or log in from a new device. Previously, it only sends emails if someone does a password reset or logs in from an unknown device.
CapLinked offers Google Authenticator, a simple and trusted source for two-factor authentication. With Authenticator enabled, your mobile device will provide you with a new 6-digit code every 60 seconds. If someone were you acquire your CapLinked password, they would also have to gain access to your mobile device in order to login to your account. If you’d like to learn more about two-factor authentication on CapLinked, or get a demo of the product, contact our sales team today.