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This article was published on February 12, 2015


Apple’s two-factor authentication now works with iMessage and FaceTime

Apple’s two-factor authentication now works with iMessage and FaceTime
Owen Williams
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Apple’s two-factor authentication was a long-overdue upgrade for Apple ID security, but there were some areas that needed improvement.

Today, the company has enabled two-factor verification for both iMessage and FaceTime. Previously, users that had two-factor enabled could log in to iMessage or FaceTime without requiring the time sensitive codes that should be required.

Everyone should activate two-factor to ensure that their account is properly protected; it only takes a few minutes if you follow the instructions here. However, be sure to keep the recovery key safe or you might find yourself locked out of your account like I did.

➤ Apple enables two-step authentication for iMessages and FaceTime [The Guardian]