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?

    … or Opera. At this time, we don’t support security key logins for our mobile Facebook application, but if you have an NFC-capable Android device with the latest version of Chrome and Google Authenticator installed, you can use an NFC-capable key to log in from our mobile website. Hill also outlined the benefits of using security keys for two-factor…

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  • 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

    … records. As a result, a number of Twitter accounts were identified for extra protection. Accounts with direct password exposure were locked and require a password reset by the account owner. Coates also detailed the measures Twitter takes to keep its users’ account secure, including the use of HTTPS throughout its network and on emails from…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 11 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…

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  • 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- 21 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- 22 readers -
  • People Are Still the Weak Link in the Password System [Infographic]

    … a password stolen, an account hacked, or received notification that their personal information had been compromised. Eight-in-10 people are worried about their online security, and seven-in-10 no longer trust passwords to protect their online accounts. The problem, however, isn’t necessarily the passwords, but poor security hygiene practiced…

    AllFacebook- 13 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 …

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