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
  • 72% of Businesses Plan to Kill Passwords By 2025 (Infographic)

    … In an increasingly sophisticated infrastructure, username/password combinations are a standard but persistently weak link in digital security. Not even Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is immune to poor password practices and sensitive user information leaks. A report from Telesign examines the future of the password and of online…

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  • Twitter Responds to Reports of Leaked Passwords

    … Twitter responded to widespread reports of security breaches and leaked passwords with a blog post by trust and information security officer Michael Coates. Coates wrote that Twitter investigated recent claims of user names and passwords for sale, and it found that the information was not obtained by hacking its servers: The purported Twitter…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 4 readers -
  • What is the Clear Web, Deep Web, and Dark Web?

    … is loosely classified into 3 regions: Clear Web – the region of the Internet that most of us are familiar with, this is publicly accessible web pages that are largely indexed on search engines. This is also known as the Surface Web. Deep Web – the Deep Web are regions of the Internet that are hidden from the public. Marketing SaaS platforms…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 9 readers -
  • LastPass Launches Two-Factor Authentication App on Mobile

    … is (like a fingerprint), or even somewhere the user is. Requiring both is what adds additional security to an account. Even if the password for an account is compromised, an attacker would be thwarted in their attempt to access that account without the additional login data. LastPass Authenticator is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. Once users download the app, they must edit their LastPass settings to enable two-factor authentication on their account. …

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  • Instagram Introducing Two-Factor Authentication

    …, which will then receive authentication codes via text message if anyone tries to log into their accounts with their email addresses and passwords. No access will be granted to accounts without those codes. Instagram parent Facebook introduced two-factor authentication in April 2011. Instagram users: Will you begin using two-factor authentication when it becomes available to you? Image of padlock on smartphone courtesy of Shutterstock. Image of Instagram two-factor authentication courtesy of TechCrunch. …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 9 readers -
  • 7 Key Facebook Safety Tips

    …. 3) Turn on Login Approval If people are only going to make one change to maximum security for their account, this is it. Commonly known as two-factor authentication (2FA), login approvals provide an extra security step whenever you login from a new device. Facebook will send a notification or email with a special code to complete the login…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 7 readers -
  • Gone Phishing: Facebook Apps Used as Bait

    …. If you have come across any of the Facebook app pages we’ve shown below and, thinking they’re real, given up your credentials, please update your password immediately. You may also want to familiarize yourself and take advantage of Facebook’s two-factor authentication for added security for your account. Readers: Have you seen any of these, or similar phishing attempts? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
  • People Are Still the Weak Link in the Password System [Infographic]

    …, or the same password across multiple sites. 54 percent of people use or fewer passwords across their entire online life, and on average only six unique passwords are used to protect 24 online accounts. 68 percent of people still want companies to provide a layer of extra security. However, Telesign notes that many companies have already made two-factor authentication available and people just don’t use it. To learn more about two-factor authentication, visit or check out the infographic below. …

    AllFacebook- 9 readers -
  • Two-Factor Authentication in WordPress with Google Authenticator

    … A guide to setting up two-factor authentication on any WordPress website with Google Authenticator for free in order to further improve WordPress security. The post Two-Factor Authentication in WordPress with Google Authenticator appeared first on Penguin Initiatives. Related Stories Best WordPress Hosting in 2014 Fastest & Best WordPress Themes in 2014 Best WordPress Affiliate Programs in 2014 …

    Andy Forsberg/ Penguin Initiativesin Google Blogging- 3 readers -
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