iCloud: Apple two-step protection won’t protect your data
If you think your pictures, contacts, and other data are protected by the two-step verification protection Apple added to its iCloud service in March, think again. According to security researchers in Moscow, the measure helps prevent fraudulent purchases made with your Apple ID but does nothing to augment the security of files you store.
To be clear, iCloud data is still secure so long as the password locking it down is strong and remains secret. But in the event that your account credentials are compromised-which is precisely the eventuality Apple's two-factor verification is intended to protect against-there's nothing stopping an adversary from accessing data stored in your iCloud account.