Use Two-Factor Authentication

If someone acquires the password to your Apple ID account, it can be game over. With a password in hand, a malicious party can log in to see your contacts and calendar entries, read your email and send email as if it came from you, access private photos (yes, people have stolen and distributed nude pictures), lock you out of your devices, and make purchases that they can download.

If you use your iCloud email as a login or a backup email for other services, the password lets an attacker reset your accounts elsewhere because they can receive password-reset emails.

But what if there were a way to keep your password from being the key to the castle? There is! It’s called two-factor authentication (2FA). In this chapter, ...

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