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Apple Adding Two-factor Authentication Protocol For Developer Accounts

2FA is available to iCloud and iTunes users with at least one device that is using the latest versions of iOS or macOS

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

In a bid to secure developer accounts from hackers, Apple has added the requirement of a two-factor authentication (2FA) protocol for all app makers that would protect their Apple IDs.

“2FA will be required to sign in to your Apple Developer account and certificates, identifiers and profiles starting February 27. This extra layer of security for your Apple ID helps ensure that you’re the only person who can access your account,” Apple Insider quoted the iPhone-maker as saying in a letter to developers on Wednesday.

Apple claims that 2FA dramatically improves the security of Apple IDs and all the personal information users store with Apple.

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

The feature would save trusted devices including iPhones, iPads, or iPod touch or a Mac with iOS 9 and later along with trusted phone numbers which are entitled to receive temporary verification codes to allow users to sign into a new device or browser with their Apple IDs.

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“Once signed in, you won’t be asked for a verification code on that device again unless you sign out completely, erase the device, or need to change your password for security reasons. When you sign in on the web, you can choose to trust your browser, so you won’t be asked for a verification code the next time you sign in from that computer,” the company informed via a blog-post.

2FA is available to iCloud and iTunes users with at least one device that is using the latest versions of iOS or macOS. (IANS)

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Apple Acquires Italian Start-up for $5 Million: Report

Apple has not officially announced the acquisition as yet

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Apple has acquired Italian Application Programming Interface (API) integration developer – Stamplay – for $5.678 million, the media reported.

Stamplay describes itself as a “low code work-flow automation platform, empowering organisations to streamline manual work by integrating data and business applications used every day”.

However, the reasons for the iPhone-maker purchasing the Rome-based start-up remains unclear, VentureBeat reported on Thursday.

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

“However, it’s noteworthy that this start-up has experience in the financial payments industry, a sector that Apple entered with Apple Pay, and is expected to expand upon with a self-branded credit card next week,” the report said.

In 2016, the start-up won Visa’s Everywhere Initiative API contest and was entrusted with an unspecified development project for the payments giant.

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As part of the deal, Apple has decided to permanently keep the Co-Founders of the company, Giuliano Iacobelli and Nicola Mattina.

Apple has not officially announced the acquisition as yet. (IANS)