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Apple brings two-step verification to iCloud website and apps

Apple rolled out two-step verification for Apple IDs about a year-and-a-half ago. Now it’s finally bringing the same added security measure (which sends a numeric code to your phone or other trusted Apple device that you need to enter after your password) to its iCloud website and apps. As observed by AppleInsider, users who already have two-step verification enabled on their Apple IDs may see their iCloud web apps — Contacts, Mail, Calendar, Notes, etc. — greyed out and “locked” until they enter in the code sent to their devices.

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Apple reportedly expands two-step authentication to Canada and 11 more countries

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In late March, Apple introduced more secure two-step authentication for Apple ID / iCloud accounts, just before a major exploit temporarily allowed passwords to be reset with only an email address and date of birth. Initially, though, it was available only in the United States, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. Now, 9to5 Mac reports that it’s been expanded to many other countries, mostly across Europe and the Americas. Canada has apparently been confirmed for two-step authentication, and tipsters have also reported success in Argentina, Pakistan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, and Poland.

Apple’s FAQ page doesn’t yet list these countries, but eligible users should be able to see…

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Dropbox two-step verification security option to lock down your files available to test now

Dropbox two step authentication (STOCK)

Everyone knows that your primary email account is the lynchpin of your digital security: if someone gains access to that it’s likely you could face quite a bit of damage, not unlike what happened to Mat Honan earlier this month. Your Dropbox account is a close number two, however, especially if you have passwords and other private files synced with your account, so we’re glad to hear that two-step authentication is now available as an optional extra security feature. You’ll need to download the latest beta version of the desktop software to try the feature out. Once you do, visit this link to activate yourself in the beta, and follow the steps to turn on two-step authentication. Just like Google’s popular version of the security feature,…

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