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Lifehacker: Plug The Security Holes In Your Two-Factor Authentication

Lifehacker: Plug The Security Holes In Your Two-Factor Authentication. “On Tuesday, Techcrunch writer John Biggs had his phone number stolen by a hacker who gained control of Biggs’ T-Mobile SIM card, granting him access to Biggs’ phone number used to verify his identity. 38 more words

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Two-Factor Saved My Steam

Praised be two-factor authentication! Thanks to that, my Steam account was not hijacked by someone who, according to Steam Guard, had both my correct username and my correct password on hand. 1,188 more words

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How To: #1 - It's Time to Talk Two-Factor

Two-factor authentication…sounds complicated, right? Actually, it is a fairly simple concept that can increase the security of your accounts exponentially. I recommend it for all of your digital accounts… 603 more words

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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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