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How to Set Up '2-Step Verification' for Your Google Account

Google is going to start enrolling all of its users in two-step verification, if they haven’t set it up already. Will it come as a shock to some? Sure. But that’s fine; the surprise will fade away, leaving accounts that are much more secure than they were previously, especially for those people who use easy-to-guess …Read more...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Password, Chrome Os, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Computer Security, Google Account, Authenticator, Access Control, Multi Factor Authentication, Security Token, Federated Identity, Computer Access Control, Technology Internet


Google Plans to Automatically Enroll Users In Two-Factor Authentication Soon

Security experts have been banging the drum about password managers and enabling two-factor authentication for what seems like an eternity. Probably because year after year, hordes of you keep using “123456" and “password” to secure your shit online. Well, Google’s not having it anymore. So long as you provide a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Science, Identity Management, Password, Computer Security, Google Account, Authenticator, Mark Risher, Access Control, Multi Factor Authentication, Security Token, NordPass, Computer Access Control, Technology Internet, Password Fatigue


Your Old Phone Number Could Get You Hacked, Researchers Say

When you get a new phone number, mobile carriers will often “recycle” your old one—assigning it to a new phone and, therefore, a new customer. Carriers say the reason they do this is to stave off a hypothetical future of “number exhaustion”—a sort of “peak oil” for phone numbers, when every possible number that could…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Articles, Fraud, Cybercrime, Recycling, Identity Theft, Data Security, Computer Security, Terms Of Service, T Mobile, Kevin Lee, Internet Privacy, Arvind Narayanan, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control


Why You Should Use a Physical Key to Sign Into Your Accounts

The benefits of two-factor authentication (2FA) are clear: A person trying to get into your accounts will need something else besides your username and password, which makes it more difficult to hack you. That something else is often a code sent via SMS or through an app, but there’s another option: a physical…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Ebay, Cryptography, Dropbox, Kickstarter, Nintendo, Twitch, Dashlane, Trello, Computer Security, Yubico, Google Account, Yubikey


Running apps still lag behind on privacy and security

Some of the most popular running apps are still lagging behind on security and privacy. That’s the verdict from security researchers who examined the leading running apps five years apart and found only a few apps had improved — and not by much. Running apps know and learn a lot about you as you use them. Your health data, like your height and weight, are used to calculate how many calories you burn, and your location data can track your workout route from door-to-door. But in the wrong hands, t...
Tags: Google, Security, Tech, Nike, Software, United Kingdom, Password, Password Manager, Runtastic, Runkeeper, Mobile Software, Strava, Pen Test Partners, MapMyRun, Mobile Applications, Multi-factor Authentication


How to Keep Attackers From Locking You Out of WhatsApp

Though the result is more annoying than dangerous, a newly exploited quirk of WhatsApp’s two-factor authentication system does appear to make it relatively easy for an attacker to lock you out of your account for varying amounts of time. And all a bad actor needs to pull it off, as of this writing, is to know the…Read more...
Tags: Authentication, Whatsapp, Software, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Multi Factor Authentication, Zak Doffman, Cross Platform Software, Computer Access Control


Reset Your Ubiquiti Passwords Right Now

Nothing says fun like a company describing its own data breach as “catastrophic.” That’s a “c” word you definitely don’t want to hear if you have an account with said company or use its products, and that’s exactly what happened recently to Ubiquiti.Read more...
Tags: Malware, Data Breach, Cryptography, Password, Aws, Brian Krebs, Lifehacks, Salt, Data Security, Computer Security, Ubiquiti, Single Sign On, Multi Factor Authentication, Federated Identity, Computer Access Control


Duo goes passwordless

Duo, the authentication service Cisco acquired for $2.35 billion in 2018, today announced its plans to launch a passwordless authentication service that will allow users to log in to their Duo-protected services through security keys or platform biometrics like Apple’s Face ID or Microsoft’s Windows Hello. The infrastructure-agnostic service will go into public preview in the summer. “Cisco has strived to develop passwordless authentication that meets the needs of a diverse and evolving workforc...
Tags: Apple, TC, Microsoft, Tech, Cisco, Authentication, Cryptography, Password, Gm, Microsoft Windows, Computer Security, Work Applications, SVP, Multi-factor Authentication, Access Control, Security Token


How startups can go passwordless, thanks to zero trust

“There is no doubt that over time, people are going to rely less and less on passwords… they just don’t meet the challenge for anything you really want to secure,” said Bill Gates. That was seventeen years ago. Although passwords have lost some of their charm, they have so far survived many attempts to kill them for good. The perception of high cost and tricky implementations has stalled some smaller businesses from ditching passwords. But alternatives to passwords are affordable, easy to implem...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups, Facebook, Microsoft, Israel, Digital, Tech, Smartphones, Authentication, Cryptography, Password, Bill Gates, Datto, Computer Security, Multi-factor Authentication


Why Are People Making Fraudulent Purchases on My Old Accounts?

Why do cats meow? Why do birds fly? Why do hackers break into your account? It’s their nature. Or it’s a hobby. Or they’re just jerks who really want to take advantage of vulnerabilities and security screwups for sport, profit, or a combination of both. Read more...
Tags: Identity Management, Articles, Data Breach, Cryptography, Password, Credit Card, Lifehacks, Password Manager, Data Security, Computer Security, Rachel, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control, S Tech, Debits And Credits


Please Stop Using Text Messaging to Receive Login Codes

This week, a stunning story from Vice revealed how easy it is for an attacker to siphon away your text messages. They don’t need access to your phone; they don’t even need your SIM card. They just need to pay a trivial sum, convince a VoIP wholesaler that they’re a reseller (also a trivial matter), and sign a form…Read more...
Tags: Authentication, Cryptography, Password, Lifehacks, Login, Computer Security, Google Account, One Time Password, Access Control, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control, Technology Internet, Transaction Authentication Number


12 digital mortgage terms every agent should know

Mortgages are going from handshakes to web cams. Here are 12 terms that are defining industry change.
Tags: Service, Radio, Agent, Mortgage, MERS, Homebuying, Ron, Select, Escrow, Multi-factor Authentication, Evault, KBA, MISMO, Digital Mortgages, Hybrid Closing, eClosing


How to set up multi-factor authentication on Airbnb to help keep your account information secure

It's important to make sure your Airbnb account is set up with multi-factor authentication for security purposes. Sellwell/Getty Images You can set up multi-factor authentication on Airbnb by including your phone number in your profile settings.  Multi-factor authentication protects personal information like your credit card number. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Multi-factor authentication on an app makes your personal information harder to access for a would...
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The 5 Best Ways to Store Passwords Safely

If you’re using a different password for all the sites and apps you’re signed up for (and you really should), there are only so many combinations of letters and numbers you can hold in your head at once. The good news is there are plenty of tools out there to remember your passwords and secure them for you, and we’ve…Read more...
Tags: Science, Software, Password, Lastpass, Computer Security, 1password, Google Chrome Extensions, Multi Factor Authentication, NordPass, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet, Draftnordpass, Microsoft Edge Extensions, Firefox Add Ons


Facebook Doesn't Need Your Real Phone Number

It’s time to stop giving out your real phone number around the web. If you can avoid it, don’t link your phone number to your various online accounts, because if (or when) those services are breached—as just happened to Facebook and, almost, TikTok—your number will hanging out in the open for anyone to mess with. Worse…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Internet, Social Media, Software, Google Voice, Computing, Lifehacks, Email Spam, Phishing, World Wide Web, Spamming, Facebook Doesn, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control


Amazon’s Ring Neighbors app exposed users’ precise locations and home addresses

A security flaw in Ring’s Neighbors app was exposing the precise locations and home addresses of users who had posted to the app. Ring, the video doorbell and home security startup acquired by Amazon for $1 billion, launched Neighbors in 2018 as a breakaway feature in its own standalone app. Neighbors is one of several neighborhood watch apps, like Nextdoor and Citizen, that lets users anonymously alert nearby residents to crime and public-safety issues. While users’ posts are public, the app do...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Technology, Hardware, Privacy, Tech, Mobile Software, Mobile App, Ring, Smart Doorbell, Neighbors, Multi-factor Authentication, Yassi Shahmiri Ring


How to secure your AWS account by enabling Multi-Factor Authentication

In this article, we will see the steps to enable Multi-factor Authentication using a virtual device. A virtual Multi-factor Authentication device is nothing but an application or software running on your phone. This application generates a six-digit code that needs to be entered while logging into the account.
Tags: Linux, Multi Factor Authentication


Twitter now supports hardware security keys for iPhones and Android

Twitter said Wednesday that accounts protected with a hardware security key can now log in from their iPhone or Android device. The social media giant rolled out support for hardware security keys in 2018, allowing users to add a physical security barrier to their accounts in place of other two-factor authentication options, like a text message or a code generated from an app. Security keys are small enough to fit on a keyring but make certain kinds of account hacks near impossible by requiring ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Security, Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Cryptography, Internet Security, Mobile Device, Computer Security, Identification, Mudge, Peiter Zatko, Yubikey, Multi-factor Authentication


HacWare wants you to hate email security a little less

Let’s face it, email security is something a lot of people would rather think less about. When you’re not deluged with a daily onslaught of phishing attacks trying to steal your passwords, you’re also expected to dodge the simulated phishing emails sent by your own company all for the sake of checking a compliance box. One security startup wants that to change. Tiffany Ricks founded HacWare in Dallas, Texas, in 2017 to help bring better cybersecurity awareness to small businesses without getting...
Tags: Security, Startups, Verizon, New York City, Tech, Cybercrime, Pentagon, Social Engineering, TechStars, Phishing, Identity Theft, Battlefield, Computer Security, Dallas Texas, Ricks, Multi-factor Authentication


Yubico unveils its latest YubiKey 5C NFC security key, priced at $55

Yubico, a maker of hardware security keys, has unveiled its newest YubiKey 5C NFC, which the company says offers the strongest defenses against some of the most common cyberattacks. Security keys provide a physical security barrier to your online accounts. Hackers can steal usernames and passwords, and two-factor authentication codes sent to your phone spoofed or bypassed. But plugging in a physical security key to your computer or phone tells the online service that it’s really you logging i...
Tags: Android, Security, Startups, Hardware, Tech, Authentication, Nfc, Computer Security, Facebook Google Microsoft, Yubico, Yubikey, Multi-factor Authentication, Security Token, Guido Appenzeller Yubico, Twitter Yubico


Instacart blames reused passwords for account hacks, but customers are still without basic two-factor security

Online shopping service Instacart says reused passwords are to blame for a recent spate of account breaches, which saw personal data belonging to hundreds of thousands of Instacart customers stolen and put up for sale on the dark web. The company published a statement late on Thursday saying its investigation showed that Instacart “was not compromised or breached,” but pointed to credential stuffing, where hackers take lists of usernames and passwords stolen from other breached sites and brut...
Tags: Google, Security, Ecommerce, Tech, Data Breach, Canada, Password, Dark Web, Password Manager, Instacart, Data Security, Computer Security, BuzzFeed News, Multi-factor Authentication, Credential Stuffing, Lyndsey Grubbs


After a spate of device hacks, Google beefs up Nest security protections

Google has added its line of Nest smart home devices to its Advanced Protection Program, a security offering that adds stronger account protections for high-risk users like politicians and journalists. The program, launched in 2017, allows anyone who signs up access to a range of additional account security features, like limiting third-party access to account data, anti-malware protections, and allowing the use of physical security keys to help thwart some of the most advanced cyberattacks. Goo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Security, Hardware, Tech, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Computing, Botnet, Computer Security, US House, Google Nest, Multi-factor Authentication, Advanced Protection Program, Credential Stuffing


San Francisco airport websites hacked to steal staff passwords, says notice

San Francisco International Airport has confirmed two of its websites were hacked in March as part of an effort to steal staff and contractors’ usernames and passwords. The airport confirmed in a notice dated April 7 that the two websites, SFOConnect.com and SFOConstruction.com, were “the targets of a cyberattack,” in which the hackers “inserted malicious computer code on these websites to steal some users’ login credentials.” If stolen, these login credentials could have an attacker access to t...
Tags: Security, San Francisco, Tech, Cybercrime, Password, Password Manager, British Airways, Microsoft Windows, Internet-Explorer, Computer Security, San Francisco International Airport, Multi-factor Authentication


Dumb things companies do with user security

After iterating on a few ideas, you’ve found something people are interested in. Users are signing up! You’ve got traction! People with money want to give you that money! Excellent. In the rush to rapid growth, it can be easy to get caught up in what’s next, like the next new layout, feature launch or product release — the next thing that will make users happy. Equally important to keep in mind — really, more important — is what makes users mad: getting hacked. It’s advice we’ve heard from just ...
Tags: Security, TC, Tech, Sms, Cryptography, Password, Computer Security, Authenticator, Multi-factor Authentication


Google finally brings its security key feature to iPhones

More than half a year after Google said Android phones could be used as a security key, the feature is coming to iPhones. Google said it’ll bring the feature to iPhones in an effort to give at-risk users, like journalist and politicians, access to additional account and security safeguards, effectively removing the need to use a physical security key like a Yubico or a Google Titan key. Two-factor authentication remains one of the best ways to protect online accounts. Typically it works by getti...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Security, Startups, Gmail, Cryptography, Password, Journalist, Presidential Election, Computer Security, Authenticator, Multi-factor Authentication, 2020 Election, Security Token


2FA and MFA protecting credentials what works and what doesn’t and more on Tech Talk With Craig Peterson today on Maine’s WGAN Saturday Show [10-19-19]

Welcome Back!   The big buzz word is Two-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication when it comes to privacy, but there is a dirty little secret. In this segment, I will explain what is going on and why Biometrics is not the answer. For more tech tips, news, and updates visit – CraigPeterson.com — Related Articles: It is People and Shortcuts Not MFA that’s the Issue and Biometrics is not the Answer — Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig Hello everybody quick waves everybody watching on video...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Podcast, Microsoft, US, Samsung, Sem, SIM, Fbi, Macbook, Czech Republic, New Hampshire, Maine, Craig, Norton, Don


Multifactor Authentication Issue Hitting North American Azure, Office 365 Users

A widespread multifactor authentication (MFA) issue is hitting a number of Microsoft customers in North America this morning. From a report: The exact cause of the problem is not clear at the moment, but Microsoft's engineering team says it is working on it. "Customers in North America are experiencing issues with Sign-in when Multi-Factor Authentication is enabled. Engineering team is currently investigating the issue and will send out an update as soon as possible." The Microsoft 365 Status tw...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, North America, MFA, Multi Factor Authentication


Identity platform Auth0 raises $103M, pushing its valuation over $1B

Auth0, a 2013-founded identity and authentication platform, has pushed into unicorn territory with a $1 billion valuation after raising $103 million in its latest Series E round. The round was led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from K9 Ventures, Telstra Ventures and several others. In all, Auth0 total funding tops $210 million to date. Auth0 — pronounced “auth-zero” — provides authentication-as-a-service to its corporate customers — or, to everyone else, a secure login system use...
Tags: Security, Startups, London, Authentication, Cryptography, Password, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Computer Security, Sapphire Ventures, Multi-factor Authentication, Series E, Auth0


Google’s own data proves two-factor is the best defense against most account hacks

Every once in a while someone will ask me what is the best security advice. The long answer is “it depends on your threat model,” which is just a fancy way of saying what’s good security advice for the vast majority isn’t necessarily what nuclear scientists and government spies require. My short answer is, “turn on two-factor.” Yet, nobody believes me. Ask almost any cybersecurity professional and it’ll likely rank as more important as using unique or strong passwords. Two-factor, which adds an ...
Tags: Security, Startups, California, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Password, Phishing, Computer Security, Account, Authenticator, Multi-factor Authentication, Security Token


After account hacks, Twitch streamers take security into their own hands

Twitch has an account hacking problem. After the breach of popular browser game Town of Salem in January, some 7.8 million stolen passwords quickly became the weakest link not only for the game but gamers’ other accounts. The passwords were stored using a long-deprecated scrambling algorithm, making them easily cracked. It didn’t take long for security researcher and gamer Matthew Jakubowski to see the aftermath. In the weeks following, the main subreddit for Amazon-owned game streaming site ...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Gaming, Russia, Tech, Sms, Cryptography, Password, Reddit, Salem, Prevention, Xmas, Twitch, Dow Jones, Computer Security, Video Hosting