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Must-have iPhone hack everyone should know – if you ignore it, you might get into hot water

IF YOU own an iPhone, it’s worth setting up this handy security tool.

Called two-factor authentication, it protects your Apple ID — the login you use to access apps, iCloud, and more.

Older iPhones can also be protected with 2FA

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Older iPhones can also be protected with 2FACredit: EPA

Setting up two-factor authentication (2FA) is one of the easiest ways to stop hackers.

It protects your Apple account by requiring an extra layer of verification before signing in – on top of your password.

This means your account is still secure if your password is hacked (or guessed).

You can enable 2FA on your Apple ID.

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This is the account that contains the user’s personal information and settings and that you need for iCloud.

After activation, you need to enter a special code that will be sent via SMS or email, which you will enter in addition to your password to log in.

How to enable 2FA on your Apple ID

  • Go to Settings > [your name] > Password & Security.
  • Tap Turn on two-factor authentication.
  • Tap Next.
  • When signing up, enter the phone number where you want to receive verification codes. You can choose to receive the codes via SMS or an automated call.
  • Tap Next.
  • Enter the verification code to verify your phone number and enable two-factor authentication.

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What is two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication, also known as two-step authentication or two-step verification, is a means of protecting online accounts.

When you need to log into a website, you enter your normal password – this is the first “factor” used to authenticate your identity.

Which websites use two-factor authentication?

Many websites already use two-factor authentication.

You’ve probably come across it on websites that can store your financial information, such as online banking services or shopping websites.

If your doctor’s office has a patient portal, your medical information is likely protected by two-factor authentication.

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Google requires 2-step verification from everyone who signs in to Gmail, Google Drive, or other Google services.

A representative said so Wall Street Journal that all Google accounts will be “enrolled” in two-factor authentication before the end of 2022.

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