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.

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 37 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- 23 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- 12 readers -
  • What is the Clear Web, Deep Web, and Dark Web?

    … We don’t often discuss online security. As budgets shift from CIOs to CMOs, though, it’s critical that marketing executives build their awareness of the risks associated online. For that reason, we’re going to begin sharing pertinent information that will help our readers recognize and avoid those risks. First up… the Dark Web! The Internet…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 15 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. …

    AllTwitter- 12 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- 16 readers -
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