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How Do I Switch From One 2FA Authentication App to Another?

I stirred up a bit of a hornet’s nest this week when I suggested that people should switch from Google Authenticator to another two-factor authentication app on Android. I recommended Authy, but that’s only because I use it and find it incredibly convenient. Not only does it forbid you (and other apps) from taking…Read more… […]

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Switch From Google Authenticator to a More Secure 2FA App

According to a recent report from Nightwatch Cybersecurity, Google’s Authenticator app for Android comes with an unfixed issue that can create a big security nightmare if you have any malware or otherwise shifty apps installed on your device. (The Microsoft Authenticator app for Android also shares the same issue, so…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Switch From Google Authenticator to a More Secure 2FA App

According to a recent report from Nightwatch Cybersecurity, Google’s Authenticator app for Android comes with an unfixed issue that can create a big security nightmare if you have any malware or otherwise shifty apps installed on your device. (The Microsoft Authenticator app for Android also shares the same issue, so…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Kick Hackers Out of Your Ring Account

Much has been written about the security of Amazon’s Ring Cameras. I still maintain that most of the issues people are discovering with the company’s security all require an attacker to know your user name and password—something you can help prevent by using a strong, unique password for your account. But don’t stop…Read more… Continue […]

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Don’t Wait for Microsoft to Reset Your Account’s Password

Microsoft’s decision to reset the passwords of 44 million accounts, is actually a good thing. If your account is affected, thank Father Gates, because Microsoft is alerting you to the fact that it searched a database of more than three billion leaked accounts and found information belonging to yours. Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Add Two-Factor Authentication to Your Twitter Account

Using two-factor authentication (2FA) is a smart, simple tactic to add a little extra data security in your life. For those unaware, 2FA is when you use a secondary authentication method—like code generator apps or Bluetooth keys—to validate your identity when logging into a website or app. There’s a similar version…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Prevent SIM-Swapping Hackers From Stealing Your Phone Number—and the Rest of Your Identity

You know what’s worse than having your password stolen? Having your phone number stolen. SIM-swapping, a type of identity theft, is a means for scammers to get access to your phone number and all of the personal accounts secured through it. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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