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How to protect your Apple iCloud account

How to protect your Apple iCloud account

by Igor Mikhaylov2017-03-25

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols wrote an article for Zero Day on how to protect your Apple iCloud account. Steven emphasized three things that must be met first.


1. Back up vulnerable data. Backing up data on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch means that you will have a copy of your personal information used when replacing, losing or damaging the device. You can make one copy in iCloud, and the other in iTunes. The only problem here is that iTunes doesn’t back everything up .
2. Change your passwords. Your new Apple ID password must contain at least eight characters, a number, an uppercase letter, and a lowercase letter. Do not use dumb passwords, such as “ABCDEFGH”, “QWERTY”. Once you’ve changed your password, you’ll need to change it on all your Apple devices.
3. Another level of protection: two-factor authentication (2FA). The introduction of an additional level of security provides more effective protection of your account from unauthorized access. To use Apple 2FA, you’ll also need a trusted phone number so you can receive verification codes. Steven described in detail how to turn on Apple, 2FA.

In any case, you need to understand the main thing: absolutely nobody is insured from hacking the account. Even if you observe all the necessary precautions, you can find a loophole for hacking if not on your own, or on company servers. From hacker attacks is not 100% protected no one. Nevertheless, come up with complex passwords, use two-factor authorization and do not synchronize your intimate photos with clouds. And this applies not only to iCloud.



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