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Apple Bolsters Security on iMessage, FaceTime Apps

February 13, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code

Apple has added an extra layer of security to its messaging and videoconferencing applications, offering users an optional two-step verification process.

The bolstered security is designed to prevent third parties from accessing or using an individual's account, even if they know (or guess) the password.

The new security measures follow an embarrassing episode last fall in which hackers broke into certain celebrity iCloud accounts by guessing their user names, passwords or security questions. The breach became public when nude photos began circulating on the Internet.

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