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.
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  • 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- 23 readers -
  • 72% of Businesses Plan to Kill Passwords By 2025 (Infographic)

    …. The report predicts that by 2025, 72 percent of companies will stop using passwords, and 36 percent will stop using them in as little as four years. The two main avenues of change are two-factor authentication and behavioral biometrics. While 85 percent of companies plan to use 2FA within the next 12 months, users have historically been reluctant…

    AllTwitterin Facebook- 21 readers -
  • 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- 9 readers -
  • What is the Clear Web, Deep Web, and Dark Web?

    … find on search engines makes up just 10% of the web Tweet This! CartwrightKing Solicitors produced this infographic on the Dark Web, and also provide these ten ways to avoid risking your personal or business information there: Stay away from the Dark Web – don’t give in to curiosity. Keep all your software up-to-date, not just your anti-virus…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 13 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- 11 readers -
  • 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- 12 readers -
  • 7 Key Facebook Safety Tips

    … that you’re only connecting your Facebook account to apps that you trust and use regularly. Simply visit your app settings page on Facebook to review all of the apps that you’ve connected to your account. You might find some that you don’t really use anymore—and you can easily disconnect these apps from accessing your Facebook account using…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Gone Phishing: Facebook Apps Used as Bait

    … 1,000 friend requests, and she wrote in a blog post: Anyone online can end up on these dodgy app pages, as whoever is behind these individual campaigns has made it a point to widen his/her net in the hopes of catching a lot. Some of the methods we’ve seen him/her use are email, social media posts, Pastebin entries and gaming forums to name a few…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 18 readers -
  • People Are Still the Weak Link in the Password System [Infographic]

    … Internet users are frequently reminded that there are a many threats to their personal information, and to their businesses. But despite the development of better tools, account hacking and phishing persist. According to data from Telesign, the weak link in the password system is still people. In the last year, two out of five people have had…

    AllFacebook- 10 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- 4 readers -
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