The new system has some big holes, according to a new report from a security software company.
Under the new system, users log in using both a password and some other piece of data, like a string of numbers sent via text message. But the new report says it only protects users in a few situations, like buying new music or making changes to their accounts. It does nothing to protect photos or other potentially sensitive info stored using Apple’s iCloud service.
The report offers a tough assessment, saying Apple’s new security quote “does not look like a finished product.” An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment on the report.