Apple announced this week the launch of new features of security for users of devices of the company, which has the objective of increasing the protection of your personal data so that you can navigate in Internet and safely use all the features offered by the company’s products.
“As well as the threats to the data As users become increasingly sophisticated and complex, these new features come together in a suite of protections that make the products of Manzana be safe”, indicates the statement published in its Web page.
These new systems include security in sending messages, identity authentication, protection for iCloudamong others that are already enabled for people who have products of Manzana.
Contact Verification in iMessage
This new security feature implemented by Manzana for its messaging application, it is aimed at identifying people who are involved in a conversation so that users do not see their privacy violated. privacy. According to the company, this feature allows sent texts to remain secure and private.
“People who face threats of security as journalists or members of the government, they will be able to choose to verify that they are sending messages only to the person they want, ”says the statement from the technology company. To perform this verification, the user who receives the messages must enter a verification code.
In the event that a device outside the conversation is detected, the application will issue a security alert within the notification window. chat stating “An unrecognized device may have been added to the user’s account” referring to the person being spoken to.
Security key for Apple ID and two-factor authentication
The security key for Apple ID further strengthens the two-factor verification implemented for access to the account of Manzana of users and is not limited to requesting a code security sent by message, but it is possible to use a device additional to enable user ID unlocking.
In this case it will not be necessary for the device additional part of the ecosystem of Manzana, but it can be any other that meets the necessary requirements. “To enter, insert and activate one of the security keys. if you have a key nfc (Near Field Communication) move it close to the top of this iphone”, indicates the notification that appears when you log in to the account Apple ID.
In addition, with this additional feature it is possible to prevent the Username fall for scams phishing because this authentication is requested in several situations that can present themselves as opportunities to violate the security of the users.
Advanced data protection for iCloud
This security measure Manzana is aimed at the protection of different categories of information that is stored within the records of the service of iCloud of Manzanawhich is also already encrypted, but it can be extended to more data to increase security if the user considers it.
Those new categories include the support of iCloud, Notes and Photos. According to Manzanaonly iCloud Mail, Contacts, and Calendar will remain without end-to-end encryption, they may have a “need to interoperate with the systems Global Email, Contacts, and Calendar.”
For any of the mentioned cases, these functions have to be activated by the user so that they come into operation within the device and systems Manzana.
Users who wish can enter the Settings application and select the option of Apple IDthen locate the section of iCloud and finally the Advanced Protection option. Within this option, users will be able to turn on Advanced Protection.