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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • 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. …

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  • 7 Key Facebook Safety Tips

    … process. To turn on login approvals, go to “More” and tap “Settings.” From there, select security settings and check the box next to “Login Approvals.” 4) Set your trusted contacts Trusted contacts are friends you can reach out to if you ever need help getting into your Facebook account (e.g., you forget your Facebook password and can’t get into your…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 14 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]

    … 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…

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  • 7 Wish-List Additions for Corporate Security Teams, from Facebook Security

    … firewall on individual machines to set up a barrier and help prevent malicious data from leaving the network. Use an HSM (hardware security module) for rarely used but important cryptographic key materials. Upgrade your password management for administrative and named accounts. Become more aware of third-party code and audit it appropriately. Readers: Anything to add? Image courtesy of Shutterstock. …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 8 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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