Two-factor authentication required for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra

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Apple will automatically migrate iCloud users to two-step verification when they upgrade to iOS 11 or macOS High Sierra.

Apple says its “most advanced” account security is required to use some of the latest features of its operating systems, so it’s no longer optional if you plan on updating your devices.

LastPass aims to make two-factor authentication less annoying

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Use LastPass with even fewer actual codes.
Use LastPass with even fewer actual codes.
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Making two-factor authentication a little simpler. Photo: LastPass
Making two-factor authentication a little simpler. Photo: LastPass

Two-factor authentication is super secure, but incredibly annoying when you’re in a hurry. LastPass, one of the front-runners in password managers on desktop and mobile, might have the solution with a new mobile app that will simplify the login process to LastPass, which can then manage your many web accounts with ease.

Instead of entering a passcode to get into LastPass, you can have its new mobile Authenticator app send a simple verify button that will let you sign in with one tap. Here’s a quick video to see how it works.