Recently we have witnessed the incidents that reveal how most of the apps and companies are putting users privacy at stake. To minimize this risk and taking the security aspects of the apps to own hands smartphone platforms are working vigorously. Apple has just revealed one more security step which says app-specific passwords will be required from 15.
Apple has just announced that if you use a third party app which login with an iCloud id and password to access contacts, calendar and mail messages Apple will require an app-specific password which will be effective from June 15th.
Apple conveyed the announcement via mail to the iCloud user and advised them to integrate the app-specific password before 15th of June.If you don't have the third-party app using the calendar, contact, mail in your app list then you should be less concerned. The apps from the App store which integrated with iCloud via Apple API are safe from this change.
This app-specific password feature is introduced to save the actual credential of the users from the third party app. The non-Apple servers receive a scrambled random password for the process. These individual passwords can be rescinded any time as it independent of your original iCloud login credentials.
If you don't set up you app-specific password until 15 June the apps with third-party integration will stop working. Don't worry its very simple to setup app-specific password on your Apple ID.
In order, to set up, the app-specific password service user first, need to enable Two-factor Authentication. With iOS 10.3 and later Two-factor authentication is already setup by default.
You need to repeat the process with each app by entering the app-specific password for using it seamlessly after 15 June. If you ever changed your primary iCloud password all the app-specific password will be revoked and all apps stop working. Then you need to create app-specific password again. You can have maximum up to 24 app-specific passwords according to Apple. You can login to iCloud ID anytime,‘Edit’ and ‘view history’ of you app-specific password and you can also change or remove any specific password whenever you want.
Joshua is a writer at MobileAppDaily and also works as a reporter for the team to keep our readers up to date. He is breaking the mobile app technology news for MobileAppDialy since 2016 and has more than 4 years of experience as a tech blogger.