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Does Instagram Need Two-Factor?

Does Instagram need two-factor? Probably. (I think anything offering to store private things for us needs two-factor.)

Research & Opinion

Amazon Now Offers Two-Factor Login

Our long national nightmare is over: Amazon is finally offering two-factor login. Longtime readers of ResearchBuzz know I have been complaining about this forever; offering cloud storage space and not offering two-factor is just irresponsible. 7 more words

Tweaks & Updates

Twitch Now Offers Two-Factor

The latest company to offer two-factor login? Why, it’s Twitch! Still can’t use it on Amazon, though. “Two-factor authentication (2FA) requires two different methods of verification to log in to your Twitch account: your password and your mobile phone. 40 more words

Security & Legal Issues

Turning A Teensy Into A U2F Key

Last month, GitHub users were able to buy a special edition Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security key for just five bucks. bought two, but wondered if he could bring U2F to other microcontrolled devices. 249 more words


How to protect SSH with Two-Factor Authentication

To protect your server with an two-factor authentication, you can use the Google Authenticator PAM module.

Every time you connect you have to enter the code from your smartphone. 324 more words


How to Use a U2F Key

How-To Geek: How to Secure Your Google, Dropbox, and GitHub Accounts With a U2F Key. “U2F is an emerging standard for physical authentication tokens. Current U2F keys are all small USB devices. 33 more words

Useful Stuff

Something you know, Something you have, Something you are, Something you do

In security, it’s fairly common to use two factor authentication (2FA) to verify your users when they access systems in order to reduce likelihood of your users being compromised through the loss of one authentication method. 441 more words