Apple’s two factor authentication isn’t what it seems…


The enablement of two-factor authentication (TFA) is one of the common nuggets of advice being used post-iCloud hacking scandal. Whilst good advice, in hinesight it still wouldn’t have protected the afflicted celebrities and wouldn’t protect other accounts also compromised by hackers.

While Apple has offered TFA for some time on it’s accounts, there is a glaring issue with the technology that hackers are using to their advantage, backups to the iCloud are not protected by TFA and can be installed on new devices with only an Apple ID and password. 

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Below Steve Gold of NetCommsEurope discusses information security issues with us at Identity Management June 2014.