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iCloud Two-Factor Authentication – Was Anyone Surprised?

After Mat Honan’s iCloud account hack eight months ago, Apple introduces two-factor authentication. Shortly thereafter, it issued a patch to fix a flaw in its iForgot page, which would’ve enabled someone to access your  iTunes account, iCloud email and anything else you store in Apple’s cloud.

Subsequent patch notwithstanding, was anyone surprised by the introduction of two-factor authentication to iCloud? I asked myself:

Was this hack really necessary for Apple to introduce two-factor authentication?

Could it have been avoided by having a better way to manage identities?

To avoid becoming a victim of a security breach, every enterprise today should reconsider how identity and access management (IAM), SSO and two-factor authentication are done in their environment, before something happens. It seems that almost every major company and social media service is scrambling to resolve these types of security concerns. Recently impacted were Evernote, Zendesk, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter, to name a few.

Luckily, Symplified can help.

We know the challenges of IAM in different organizations. Our solution empowers IT departments to manage authentication and access better. Let’s be honest: It’s 2013; your identity provider needs to have the capability to secure ALL your applications, and provide users an easy-to-use workflow. Symplified deployed on premises or on the cloud gives you full control over user access at a granular level, and enables you to provide 2-factor authentication.

Give us a call or send us an email for more information.

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