Apple advances user security with powerful new data protections

iMessage Contact Key Verification, Security Keys for ID, and Advanced Data Protection for iCloud provide users with important new tools to protect their most sensitive data and communications

    today introduced three advanced security features focused on protecting against threats to user data in the cloud, representing the next step in its ongoing effort to provide users with even stronger ways to protect their data. With iMessage Contact Key Verification, users can verify they are communicating only with whom they intend. With Security Keys for ID, users have the choice to require a physical security key to sign in to their ID account. And with Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, which uses end-to-end encryption to provide 's highest level of cloud data security, users have the choice to further protect important iCloud data, including iCloud Backup, Photos, Notes, and others.