In an effort to boost the public’s perception of the platform’s security, Apple has activated two-factor authentication for individuals wanting to access iCloud.com.
Although Apple has been testing this secondary layer of security for several months, Apple purportedly stepped up efforts to introduce the extra security measure just in recent weeks.
As MMW has already covered on multiple occasions, Apple’s iCloud has been subjected to excessive media scrutiny of late in the wake of a massive security breach that resulted in the publication of countless celebrity photographs pilfered from their personal devices.
Apple, however, has made it clear all along that there’s nothing unsafe about iCloud.
“Our customers’ privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet,” Apple said in a statement on its website earlier this month. “None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.”