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« on: October 10, 2018, 04:05:14 pm »

Why does Apple’s two-factor sign-in think you’re hundreds of miles away?

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<p>Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA) is a boon for anyone who wants to be sure that even if their Apple ID or iCloud password were stolen or found out, an intruder would still need a piece of equipment associated with the account to complete the login. These trusted phone numbers and trusted devices offer good deterrence.</p><p>When you log in to an iCloud account, the Apple ID site, or an Apple app that gives you account access or lets you make purchases, you’re prompted on a trusted device if you haven’t been challenged in a while at the software location at which you’re logging in. It’s in two parts: first, iOS and macOS show a tiny map and Don’t Allow and Allow buttons. If you tap or click Allow, you then get a six-digit code you can enter to complete the login.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/3309037/security/why-does-apples-two-factor-sign-in-think-youre-hundreds-of-miles-away.html#jump">To read this article in full, please click here[/url]</p></section></article>

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