Articles tagged: two-factor authentication
Authy’s desktop version is going away (darn it!). Here’s how I will replace it.
Fear of second-factor loss prevents some people from using two-factor authentication. There’s no need to fear that scenario.
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.
A tech journalist lost his phone and encountered issues recovering a two-factor-protected account. We can all learn from his experience.
Google is increasing the security requirements for accessing your Gmail accounts. I’ll review what the change means and the options you have.
My phoned died, and with it, all the two-factor authentication methods I’d used it for. Here’s how I recovered.
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.
Passwordless authentication removes the need for a password and replaces it with something else. But can that be secure?
Two-factor authentication is an important tool to keep accounts secure, but prepare for losing the second factor so you don’t lose your account.
SMS messaging has some serious security vulnerabilities, but does that mean you should always avoid it? No.
If you’re not using a password manager, you’re likely compromising your security more than necessary. Here’s why using one is safer.
Two-factor authentication is a great way to keep your accounts secure from hackers — even those who manage to get your password.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can bank online safely, as long as you know what to look for and what steps to take.
Another scare about two-factor authentication perhaps being hackable? DO NOT let that stop you from using it.
Given how much we’ve come to rely on them, are you prepared to lose your mobile device?