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How Apple and you can improve iCloud security

Jonny Evans | Sept. 4, 2014
Apple and the dangerous cloud

TouchID

When a customer attempts to access their iCloud account from a device authorized to their account equipped with TouchID, a successful fingerprint scan may be required as part of the login process.

Face recognition

Apple's iPhoto already recognizes faces. Why not apply this feature within security protection? Most computers have webcams; most devices have cameras. This isn't impossible.

Signature

Apple's Preview app can take a picture of your signature. Most systems have cameras — to access your account a signature match could be required.

The truth about online security on any platform is that every form of security can in some way be undermined, but technology firms must maintain the dialog of regularly introducing new protection. It's the equivalent of showing your home is occupied to deter against burglary. No platform is immune and vigilance is required.

 

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