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    Ahead of its iOS 8 roll-out on Wednesday, Apple has revived the two-factor authentication security system for iCloud. Two-factor authentication will bring increased security to iCloud by allowing users to tie in a verified SMS number or connected device, making it harder for an unauthorized user to hack an iCloud account even if they have your password or log-in credentials.

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    09-16-2014 02:30 PM
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    Also per Apple.

    Sign in securely with app-specific passwords
    If you use iCloud with any third party apps such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal, you can now generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely even if the app you are using does not support two-step verification.
    To generate an app-specific password:
    Sign in to My Apple ID (
    Go to Password & Security
    Click Generate App-Specific Password
    App-Specific passwords will be required starting on October 1, 2014.
    Last edited by zerog46; 09-16-2014 at 08:00 PM. Reason: spelling
    09-16-2014 07:57 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I just got an email from Apple in regard to this...
    09-16-2014 08:05 PM

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