Apple finally introduce two-step verification process for Apple ID accounts as the California firm increased the security. With more consumers shopping online, these security measures are a welcome relief for the consumers, who want their information secure. The two-step verification process was released in the US, UK, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.
The new authentication procedure eradicates the need of the security questions and implements a recovery key in case of forgotten passwords. Apple ID and iCloud users will now require to set a trusted device, which will enable them to reset the password from the device. Some users have received the message about setting up the process, while some have to wait for three days.
A statement from the firm read, “Apple takes customer privacy very seriously. Two-step verification is an even more robust process to ensure our users’ data remain protected.” The firm might have been slow in implementing this security step, but Amazon is still reeling behind with its collection of credit cards as the firm still has no impressive security measures.
Commenting on the commencement of the service a message from Apple read, “You must wait 3 days to enable two-step verification. This waiting period helps ensure that no one other than the owner of this Apple ID can set up two-step verification. A notification email will be sent to all addresses we have on file. Thank you for your patience. Please come back after 06:38 PM on March 24, 2013 (GMT) to continue setup.”
Apple reportedly holds credit card details for more than 500 million individuals who use iTunes and its App Store and this step might encourage other people to shop with the firm. Google, Facebook, eBay, PayPal, Yahoo and Microsoft already have the two-step identification process.