Washington: Tech giant Apple has added a new level of security to iCloud and Apple ID users.
Now, the two-step-verification will require users to verify their identity when they sign into account from a new device.
Verification will be done using another one of users’ devices, such as iPhone, Mashable reports.
For example, if you buy a new computer and sign into iCloud on it, Apple will send a numerical code to your iPhone to verify that it is in fact you trying to access your account.
The extra level of security makes it more difficult for hackers to gain access to your account, the report said.
If your password falls into the wrong hands, the new system is a roadblock preventing that person from signing in and accessing your data, it added.
First Published: Friday, March 22, 2013, 14:49