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iCloud users take note: Apple two-step protection won’t protect your data | Ars Technica
"To me the story here is all about Apple offering a 2FA [two-factor authentication] solution that doesn't really add much extra security for you (files, documents etc), but it protects them (and you) from unauthorized money transactions and changes to your account," Per Thorsheim, a security consultant in Oslo, Norway, wrote in an e-mail to Ars. "People are not made aware of this at all, and it will be a false layer of security when people enable 2FA and put sensitive and secret documents into iCloud."

He continued:

"People EXPECT a 2FA solution to add additional security in order to protect their data, but contrary to Dropbox & Google, Apple doesn't really do that. It's the 'weakest' 2FA solution launched so far by the big and well-known services, it will only add an additional layer of false security to people's minds, which may have dangerous results."
apple  icloud  security  twostepverification 
june 2013 by Aetles
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