Posted at: 04/01/2013 6:34 AM
By: Associated Press
Apple is adding an extra layer of security to users' online accounts. Two-step verification is now an option to make purchases from iTunes, the App Store, or the iBookstore.
Apple says turning on two-step verification reduces the possibility of someone accessing or making unauthorized changes to your account information. The process uses text messages and passwords to secure an Apple ID. Adding a new device requires a verification code that's sent to your cellphone or tablet.
A number of companies have adopted two-step verification to enhance security including Google and Facebook.