In the last article I talked about, or rather reminded of the possibility of a convenient return of funds spent in App Store. I touched on such a topic as two-factor authentication Apple ID, what is it and what is it for? Most likely, this site has already been written on this topic, but anyway, I decided to update the information, because the topic will always be relevant. The safety of personal data and the devices themselves, including money on a plastic card that is tied to the account Apple DI, largely depends on it. If, for the first time, you hear about this feature, then I highly advise you not to neglect it and make the settings. Setting up two-factor verification will take 10 minutes, but at the same time, this insurance will save you from financial losses and wasted time.
To ensure security, a 'Trusted device' is used, to which an SMS with a code or password from the Find My service iPhone will be sent.
How to connect and start using?
- We open the control page Apple (because I have a function already configured, the system wants to send a 4-digit code for confirmation. It is sent either to a trusted device via the Find My service iPhone, or an SMS is sent to the number. Naturally, you can only see it when the device is unlocked. And by the way, I highly recommend that you prohibit displaying SMS text on the locked screen of the device in the phone settings)
- After logged in to the site, we find the item 'Security' and click 'Change'
- Next, you will receive an explanation of what Two-Step Verification is and what it is for.
- You will need to indicate your current phone number to receive SMS (it seems that Apple does not seem to make money yet)
- Confirmation field according to the received code, we see all devices associated with Apple ID.
- There is an extremely important point, when confirming all these settings, the system will issue the so-called 'Master Key', a generated password, in case the trusted device is lost, or the attacker took over Apple DI, or some other unpleasant situation. If there is a 'head rupture' and you have forgotten everything about your Apple ID, this master key is your lifesaver. It is worth storing it in hard copy and certainly not on devices that can be easily lost or blocked. I uploaded it to the cloud, where the entrance is carried out with a fingerprint.
- The system will ask you to enter this key.
- Well, that's all, it remains to confirm your decision and the double identity verification system will turn on.
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To download programs from App Store, nothing changes, you also continue to enter the password or use your fingerprint. But when you make edits to your account, then the system will request a check for additional authentication.
Now, if an attacker finds out Apple ID and even password and tries to block the device (while extorting money by mail), you can always easily recover all your data, knowing only the 'Master Password'.
Spending 10 minutes of your time on setting up the system will save you from serious hassle of hacking, or unauthorized tampering with your credentials.