Articles tagged: two-factor authentication

Tip of the Day: Pay Attention to Unexpected Two-factor Notifications

What If I Lose My Second Factor?

When you lose your second factor, there are two things to be concerned about: getting into your own account — for which you should be prepared — and someone else having access to your second factor — which isn’t as scary as it sounds.

Who’s Trying to Change My Password? Why It Happens and What to Do

If your account has not actually been hacked, there’s little anyone can do to find out who’s trying to log in as you. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself from would-be hackers and phishing scams.

Five Steps to Better Security Working from Home

Security threats for people working from home are increasing. I’ll review steps you need to take to keep yourself, your company, and your job safe.

Setting Up Two-Factor Authentication -- Ask Leo! Live

Setting Up Two-Factor Authentication — Ask Leo! Live

Two-factor authentication is perhaps the most important, if not most recommended, additional security steps you can take for your online accounts. I walk through two-factor using a Microsoft account.

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Tip of the Day: Use Authy for Two-Factor

Tip of the Day: Prepare for Losing Your Second Factor

Tip of the Day: Plan Ahead for Two-factor Disaster

Tip of the Day: Enable Multi-factor Authentication on Your Email Account

What Can We Learn from Mat Honan?

Mat Honan is a reporter for Wired magazine whose digital life was effectively destroyed due to account hacks and lax security policies. There are important lessons here.

Why Do I See Lots of Failed Login Attempts on My Account?

We are all under constant attack. I’ll show you how to look at your Outlook.com recent activity and review why it might be full of failed login attempts.

Are Password Managers Safe?

Password management utilities are great tools to manage your passwords and be more secure about how you use them.

Why ANY Two-Factor Is Better than No Two-Factor at All

Headlines are proclaiming that two-factor authentication has been hacked. That in no way means you shouldn’t use it. Your account is still much safer with two-factor enabled.

Why Am I Being Asked for Additional Verification on Sign-in?

If Microsoft detects a login attempt to your account from a country other than yours, additional security information may be required. You need to be prepared to provide it.

Two-Factor Authentication Keeps the Hackers Out

Two-factor authentication is a great way to keep your accounts secure from hackers – even those who manage to get your password.

Is Online Banking Safe?

You can bank online safely, as long as you know what to look for and what steps to take.

Tip of the Day: Add Two-factor to Your Password Vault

Two-factor Might Be Hackable? USE IT ANYWAY!

Another scare about two-factor authentication perhaps being hackable? DO NOT let that stop you from using it.

Don’t Lose Your Phone: Here’s What Can Happen (and How to Prepare)

Given how much we’ve come to rely on them, are you prepared to lose your mobile device?