Hacker attacks are growing rapidly. To avoid seeing your data stolen by dark unknowns, it is necessary to learn how to create strong passwords and enhance the security of your ICloud accounts.
A password specifically for iCloud account
Using the same ID for multiple accounts is not a good idea. It is better to have several passwords in order not to propagate the piracy in the case of theft of your ICloud account. In addition, it is advisable to change passwords regularly – about every 6 months.
How to Enable Two-Step Verification
This feature of iCloud is very useful to avoid being hacked. Each time you connect to an unknown device, Apple sends a verification code to one of the devices already registered. It will then be necessary to enter this code to validate the access to iCloud from this new medium.
To activate it from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, just go to the settings, then click iCloud and click on the Apple ID. Then click on “password and security” and activate the identification. The operation is only possible for devices with iOS 9 or higher.
For activation from a Mac, you will need to access the Apple menu, “System Preferences” and click on iCloud. In the “account details” section, “security”, it will be necessary to click on “activate Two-Step Verification.
Two-factor authentication rather than two-step verification
The two methods seem quite similar, but in reality, differ in the mode of operation. The two-step verification is an older security system that no longer offers the same protection. This is why it is important to check whether Two-factor authentication is enabled.
If two-step verification is enabled, it will need to be deactivated and trigger two-factor authentication. To do this, simply go to the Apple ID and see what is enabled in the security section.
Verifying connected devices
Check that the devices connected to the Apple account are all trusted devices. Indeed, if a hacker had access to the account and connected an unknown device, it will be possible to hack the iCloud account even by changing the password. To do this, you must go to the settings to see which devices are currently connected to the account and make sure to recognize them all.
To remember all the unique passwords for each website, it is a good idea to use a password manager. Its purpose is to save all the passwords in a single program and to specify what they correspond to. The manager will be able to generate an even stronger password.