Why Apple’s recovery key can be very problematic

If you want to use Apple services, an Apple ID is required – a central login mechanism allows access to iCloud, Apple Music, iCloud.com, App Store, iMessage, iCloud Photo Library and many other services. As convenient as this is, unauthorized access to the iCloud account would be dramatic. In 2016, various celebrity nude pictures came into circulation – through phishing or simply guessing the passwords. Two-factor authentication has been almost mandatory for some time: a code is sent via SMS or push notification, which is required in addition to the login and password when registering on a new device. So it is of little use to hackers if they only know the password.