Apple is now sending emails to users when they log in to iCloud.com. This is part of Apple’s latest security upgrades to iCloud, which Tim Cook announced late last week. In the interview, Cook said Apple planned to launch the feature within two weeks, but obviously it has been deployed much sooner. The notification is supposed to act as a warning for users, to detect account infiltrations as early as possible. Supposedly, these emails will only be sent once, the first time an account logs in to a particular device, so it shouldn’t spam your inbox with login notifications.
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The change comes in the wake of the celebrity photo leak scandal. Similar notifications will be sent for iCloud restores and password changes, once the system is fully rolled out.
With iOS 8, Apple will also dramatically improve account security by locking iOS devices with two-factor authentication as well as desktop. Two-factor authentication remains the best way to eliminate the ‘hacking’ experienced by the targeted celebrities last week.