Apple improves iTunes & iCloud with a new password system designed to stop hackers
Following in the footsteps of Google, the new system sends a code to a user’s mobile when they buy something or sign in from a new computer. This two step authentication is hoped to stop private information being hacked online (even if hackers have the password). With the hacking of government agencies and major companies hot off the press, this move comes at a very appropriate time. Apple, along with Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft, was hit by a security breach in January after a weakness was detected in Oracle’s Java web-browsing software.
The company said: “Apple takes customer privacy very seriously. Two-step verification is an even more robust process to ensure our users’ data remain protected.”
With programmes such as iTunes, as well as storage services like iCloud, Dropbox and Google Drive being so popular, companies are expected to provide more advanced protection for personal and business data.