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- 28 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.com, securing account credentials via bcrypt and: We also protect access to accounts by evaluating items such as location, device being used and login history to identify suspicious account access or behavior. In situations where your password has been directly exposed, you are sent a password reset notification; your account is protected until…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 9 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- 13 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- 11 readers -
  • 7 Key Facebook Safety Tips

    … requests you’ve accepted, check-ins or photos you’ve been tagged in, etc. Only you can see your activity log. For example, you can use activity log to see which friends’ posts you liked over the past month or to go back and change the audience of a post you made in the past. It’s a good idea to check in on your activity log regularly. Visit your profile and click “View Activity Log” in the bottom-right corner of your cover photo. Readers: How many of these safety tips have you followed? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 17 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- 18 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 TurnOn2FA.com or check out the infographic below. …

    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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