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iCloud Backups or Photo Streams Are Not Covered by Two-Step Verification Feature

03
Sep
2014

Apple ID credentials are all a hacker needs to gain access to a victims content in Apples cloud storage, as two-factor authentication (2FA) is not required for restoring iCloud backups. The feature is designed to confirm the identity of the account owner through a code sent to a physical device, after the username and password have been entered. As per Apples support page, 2FA is used for signing into the My Apple ID, for an iTunes, App Store, or iBooks Store purchase fr…

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