Two-Factor Authentication

Two-step verification (also known as Two-factor authentication, abbreviated to TFA) is a process involving two stages to verify the identity of an entity trying to access services in a computer or in a network. This is a special case of a multi-factor authentication which might involve only one of the three authentication factors (a knowledge factor, a possession factor, and an inherence factor) for both steps. If each step involves a different authentication factor then the two-step authentication is additionally two-factor authentication.
Posts about Two-Factor Authentication
  • Unlock Facebook With a Physical Security Key?

    … Facebook announced support for physical security keys with certain web browsers and mobile devices. Security engineer Brad Hill said in a Facebook Security note that the option is an alternative to the two-factor authentication solution it currently offers, whereby users receive security codes for login approvals via text messages. He wrote…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Google Facebook- 37 readers -
  • 72% of Businesses Plan to Kill Passwords By 2025 (Infographic)

    … as a result of leaks and hacks. 90 percent of companies surveyed had been victims of fraud, and fraud accounted for 42 percent of company financial losses. 42 percent of these attacks were related to phishing or spam, and 39 percent related to payment or credit-card fraud. However, strategies are emerging, and companies are changing their ways…

    AllTwitterin Facebook- 23 readers -
  • Twitter Responds to Reports of Leaked Passwords

    … the owner of the email or phone number resets the password. For users whose passwords may have been compromised, Coates wrote: If your Twitter information was impacted by any of the recent issues– because of password disclosures from other companies or the leak on the “dark web”–then you have already received an email that your account password must…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 12 readers -
  • What is the Clear Web, Deep Web, and Dark Web?

    … shopping. Don’t open or download attachments from unknown email addresses. Don’t click any links within email messages if you don’t know the sender. Make sure your firewall is installed and don’t disable it! Have a set-limit on your credit card for online transactions. I would add that you should enable two-factor authentication…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 15 readers -
  • LastPass Launches Two-Factor Authentication App on Mobile

    … Password management platform LastPass has launched LastPass Authenticator, a two-factor authentication app used to protect users’ LastPass accounts and passwords on other supported sites. With the LastPass Authenticator active, users must provide a authentication code in addition to their password when signing in to their LastPass account…

    AllTwitter- 12 readers -
  • Instagram Introducing Two-Factor Authentication

    … By David Cohen on Feb. 17, 2016 - 12:00 PM Two-factor authentication is finally coming to Instagram. The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network confirmed to TechCrunch that it has started the process of rolling out the security measure. According to TechCrunch, it works as follows: Users are asked to verify their phone numbers…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
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