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Apple Takes Additional Measures to Protect User Accounts

In response to last weekend’s attack on celebrity iCloud accounts, Apple said it will step up security measures to make it more difficult for hackers to obtain a user’s identification or password. Within the next two weeks, Apple will start sending emails and alerts to users whenever someone attempts to change an account password or restore iCloud data on a new device. The company also plans to promote use of a security measure known as two-factor authentication, which requires an account holder to enter a password and a separate four-digit code that is sent to a user when they sign into Apple services. The enhanced security measures were first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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