A few years ago, Mat Honan’s article about his experience of being hacked in Wired Magazine scared me into action. It described the gory details of the author having his digital life turned inside out to get to his desirable three syllable Twitter handle. This included having all of his devices wiped, including his personal Mac which didn’t have a current backup at the time. Ouch. It was a vivid reminder of how easy it is to not take security seriously because of how inconvenient it can be. Continue reading
If you’re running the beta for iOS 10.3 on your iPad then you’ve most likely already received a push notification from Apple encouraging you to enable Two-Factor Authentication for your Apple ID. Apple began pushing these persistent notifications sometime yesterday. Simply opening them and dismissing the notification does not clear it. In addition, if you have badges activated for your Settings App, it will continue to display a notification even after it is confirmed/read.
Although this may seem a little heavy-handed by Apple, it’s in you best interest to be a safe as you can, and it only take s few minutes to enable two-factor authentication on any of your iOS or macOS devices. I took the plunge last night and set it up on my iPad, iPhone and Mac–and here’s how I did it.