But as it turns out: That doesn't protect everything. Dani Grant, a computer programmer who spotted this, thinks that Apple's approach to two-step verification is a half measure. But if someone cracks just your password, they can not only see i Messages, but also see your billing address and part of your credit card numbers.Even if you turn on two-step verification, someone can still get in on another device by using just your password to see your i Message conversations and impersonate you on that chatting platform -- and also see what you bought on the App Store and i Tunes. "It is amazing how much access one can get," she said, pointing out what happens if someone breaks into a person's i Message.In 2013, more than 75 percent of teens carry cell phones and almost half of those teens are using a smartphone, according to a Pew Internet survey.With technology becoming a mainstay of our society, more teens are turning to their devices for communication.Apple's two-step login security is now keeping hackers away from some of the company's popular services — not just i Cloud.i Message and Face Time both take advantage of the added verification measure, which requires users to enter a unique code in addition to the regular account password before they're able to send messages or launch a video chat.I have written several blogs on this issue primarily because I want to educate the public on the reality and seriousness of it.If you aren't aware of what sexting is, it's basically a combination of “sex” and “texting”. is sending sexually explicit texts and/or nude photos via cell phones. In fact, if you have a teen who has a device that can take a picture via cell, such as a gaming device, tablet, etc., then there is potential for sexting.
To its credit, Apple did beef up its security by expanding its two-step verification option.
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The Guardian first reported Apple's latest expansion of two-step verification.
If you're already signed into Face Time or i Message on an i OS device, you won't suddenly need to worry about authenticating your identity.