As of today, Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, and France join the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand as countries with users that can now take advantage of Apple ID’s two-step verification procedure.
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Apple ID two-step verification comes to new countries

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After a false start last May that saw Apple’s two-step verification process for Apple ID go live in a handful of countries only to be quickly revoked, the enhanced security measure has returned in earnest. As of today, Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, and France join the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand as countries with users that can now take advantage of the procedure.

Two-step verification is seen as a more secure solution to the a standard password that many major tech companies have begun to adopt. After entering their password, a user receives a one-time code on an authorized device. This device, typically a phone and its mobile number, are linked to the account. Any attempts to sign into a service without the code provided to the authorized device are refused.

For users in the countries where the feature is newly available, two-step verification can be enabled via the My Apple ID website. The setting can be accessed under the Password and Security section of the site.

[9to5Mac via CachysBlog]

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