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Naked Security: Google wants you to bid farewell to SMS authentication

Naked Security: Google wants you to bid farewell to SMS authentication. “Google’s campaign to nudge its vast user base towards more secure two-step (2SV) and two-factor (2FA) authentication continues: from this week anyone logging into its services using SMS codes will start receiving notifications from something called ‘Google prompt’.”

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The Verge: Two-factor Authentication Is A Mess

The Verge: Two-factor Authentication Is A Mess. “Nearly all major web services now provide some form of two-factor authentication, but they vary greatly in how well they protect accounts. 65 more words

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The Verge: How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts

The Verge: How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts. “While 2FA doesn’t totally cloak you from potential hackers, it is an important step in preventing your account from being accessed by unauthorized users. 12 more words

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Mashable: Twitter's 2-factor authentication has a glaring weakness

Mashable: Twitter’s 2-factor authentication has a glaring weakness. “Adding an extra layer of security to your online accounts is a fundamental step to protect your digital life from hackers, but what’s the point if the new methods are just as vulnerable as the old ones? 25 more words

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A Backup Plan for Clef Users

Clef has been a foundational security service for the WordPress community and we are sad to see it go. However, we are pleased to announce that we are working directly with the Clef team to help you. 168 more words

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I just 'WannaCry' at SMS Two-Factor Auth

Of course, the big security and tech news last weekend was the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack that hit multiple countries and infected thousands of PCs. For those uninitiated with the idea of ransomware, it is a form of malware that encrypts personal files on your PC and then demands payment – or ransom – in order for your files to be decrypted and recoverable. 311 more words

Two Factor Authorization

I thought that today I would write a post about protecting our online data. Many online providers have adopted a security protocol called “Two Factor Authorization”. 238 more words

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