Archive | two factor authentication

How to Replace Your Hackable Google Titan Bluetooth Security Key

If you’re using one of Google’s Titan Bluetooth Security Keys to sign into all your two-factor protected accounts, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news, as you can probably guess, is that Google has announced the discovery of a vulnerability that allows someone to potentially access to your accounts. The good…Read more… Continue […]

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Don’t Use SMS For Google’s Two-Step Verification in Case Your Phone is Stolen

Two-step verification is great. However, instead of using SMS for two-step verification, it’s a good idea to use an Authenticator app to get your verification codes. It’s a tiny bit more secure for a number of reasons (like this one), but it can also save you if you happen to lose your Android phone while […]

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Don’t Use SMS For Google’s Two-Step Verification in Case Your Phone is Stolen

Two-step verification is great. However, instead of using SMS for two-step verification, it’s a good idea to use an Authenticator app to get your verification codes. It’s a tiny bit more secure for a number of reasons (like this one), but it can also save you if you happen to lose your Android phone while […]

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How to Boost Your Console’s Security

No matter what your console is, you can add passcode, verification methods, and two-factor authentication options, and do it either through your web browser or on the console itself. Sorry, but you’re out of excuses of why you haven’t secured your account from people looking to steal your personal information.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Host Your Family’s Holiday Security Seminar With This Site

Gather your family around the laptop screen: it’s time to give them the gift of better online security. While you can’t exactly give a presentation explaining everything from why your password shouldn’t be your birthday to why you shouldn’t open every email, you can help your loved ones learn about what security…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Secure Your Google Account with Yubikey

If you haven’t added a second layer of security to your Google account, you’re more vulnerable than you realize. You might think you’re secure if you’re using SMS to protect your accounts, but even that has its own security issues compared to alternative verification options. You could employ an authentication app,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Gifts for the Privacy-Loving Person in Your Life

Not everyone wants an always-on microphone in their home, no matter how cool it is to control your light bulbs with your voice. If you’re buying gifts for someone who gets nervous about this brave new world with everything listening to us, showering them with a few of these privacy-friendly gifts might help them relax…Read […]

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Here’s How to Find and Store Your Account Recovery Passcodes

Losing (or breaking) your phone is never fun. Yes, there are the complications that come from it being covered in fragile glass, but the issue that’ll ultimately cause your more grief is this: your phone is the key to your online identity. If you’re using two-factor authentication on your devices, you may rely on the…Read […]

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Plug The Security Holes In Your Two-Factor Authentication

On Tuesday, Techcrunch writer John Biggs had his phone number stolen by a hacker who gained control of Biggs’ T-Mobile SIM card, granting him access to Biggs’ phone number used to verify his identity. Biggs correctly employed SMS-based two-factor authentication on his accounts, but forgot to add extra security layers…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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