iCloud to become more secure with app-specific password
Apple has launched app-specific password to give an additional layer of protection to its users.
With the new authentication process, third party apps will require Apple-specific password to access iCloud data.
App-specific password will function even if the target app does not support two-factor authentication. Users will have to use Apple ID website to generate specific passwords for each app.
The apps that are not switched over to the new authentication process will not be given access to iCloud until the new password is used to sign in.
The feature will not allow permissions to the app if suspicious behavior is detected.
Reports suggest that Apple is trying to increase iCloud security after the recent scandal where accounts of several celebrities were hacked and their personal files leaked online.
Apple has also requested users to turn on the two-factor authentication.