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Authentication, Authorization And What Is The Difference?

In the coming months, you’re probably going to hear more about authentication and authorization.  Aren’t they the same?  If not, what is the difference?

There are times when you need authentication to be authorized to do something (like showing a drivers license when using a credit card).   310 more words


Apple adds two-step verification for iCloud, effective immediately

Apple really is listening, and doubly so!

The company backed down over the “foistware” U2 album that you recently received via iTunes, like it or not. 922 more words


Do the Two Step

If you have watched any sci-fi lately, there is always a character that is tech savvy and has started a hack on some important web site, computer or what not. 232 more words

Easy Tech

I recently took the advice of WordPress.com and enabled two factor security for my account. I’d highly advise everyone else to do the same.

There is a general principle in the security community that there are three principle factors that can establish your identity: “something you are”, “something you have”, and “something you know”. 311 more words


Authy Raises $2.3M To Help Prevent The Next Celebrity Hack

Hacking into poorly secured online accounts isn’t all that hard, as a few celebrities found out this week. One of the easiest ways to secure your accounts is by using two-factor authentication so that you have both something you know (your password) and something you have (the second, ever-changing security PIN). 563 more words


Apple's Two Factor Authentication Doesn’t Protect iCloud Backups Or Photo Streams

One of the common bits of advice you’ll see people giving you around this celebrity picture hack is to enable two-factor authentication on your accounts — including Apple’s. 794 more words