I can't reproduce what is described in this Cnet article.

Here is my screenshot.

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You need activate "Two-Step Verification" in order to "generate an app specific password" as shown in http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-create-app-specific-passwords-for-icloud/

For those unfamiliar, app-specific passwords are used when an app or service you're attempting to sign into doesn't support two-step verification. Instead of forcing you to enter your account password, you create a single-use app-specific password, eliminating any potential for your account to be compromised.

And as shown in your screenshot "Two-Step Verification" is not enabled...

  • Is it the only way to activate it? My apps hadn't needed it for a long time, why do they need that now?
    – Ooker
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 13:45
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    "...why do they need that now?" because it is a new feature.
    – IconDaemon
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 15:05

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