2-Step verification is your friend

If you have been living in as a hermit for the last couple of weeks and avoided social media during that time then you wont know what The Fappening is.... but basically a load of 'A list' celebs appear to have had their iCloud accounts hacked and load of what we call 'personal' photos have been shared around the world.

Now who would give a damn about your photos?  The answer is somebody, the point is that your photos are your property and your probably wouldn't be happy with someone accessing them with out your authority.

There are a few simple steps to make this very difficult.  The answer is 2-step verification.  Now I already use this for Facebook, twitter, google etc but I recently added my apple account to that list.

What is 2-Step verification?

Its pretty simple, 2-step verification is an additional security feature for your account that's designed to prevent anyone from accessing or using your account, even if they know your password.

How do I set up 2-step verification?

  1. Go to My Apple ID.

  2. Select Manage your Apple ID and sign in.

  3. Select Password and Security.

  4. Under Two-Step Verification, select Get Started and follow the onscreen instructions

  5.  

I did this and it was very simple and took all of 2 minutes to set up

You will need to have your password and your iOS app to hand as that will received a confirmation code to set up the 2-step verification.

Once you have this set up you will also receive a recovery key which it is highly recommend you keep in a secure place, or like me in a couple of secure places! 

And that's it! If somebody tries to access your account from a computer or device not enabled by you then they will face something like this

It is worth exploring other 2-Step verifications for accounts that you have if they are available... 

Any questions give me a shout!