Go Set Up Two-Factor Authentication For iMessage and FaceTime Right Now

Two-Factor Authentication, though sometimes annoying, is one the best defenses against nefarious individuals trying to break into your private accounts. You should really have it set up on everything, but not every company has unanimously embraced the security measure on all their apps, including Apple. » 2/12/15 4:25pm 2/12/15 4:25pm

One Simple Way to Protect Yourself in the Age of Password Dumps

In the last couple of hours three prominent social media accounts have been hacked: The Twitter accounts of Newsweek and Twitter CFO Anthony Noto, as well as the Facebook account of Delta Airlines. And there's more. » 2/10/15 6:35pm 2/10/15 6:35pm

Here's Why Your Bank Account Is Less Secure Than Your Gmail

When I log into gmail, the system texts me a one-time key which I use to verify that it's me trying to get in and not some jerk who got my login info from a password dump. You'd think my bank would have the same level of protection to make sure bad guys can't get a good whiff of my money. Nope. » 2/04/15 4:33pm 2/04/15 4:33pm

​Traveling With Two-Factor: How To Access Your Accounts Abroad

With massive security hacks now coming on what feels like a weekly basis, two-factor authentication has become a modern necessity. But, leave the country and getting that access code can become a lot more difficult than just waiting for a text. Here's what you need to know and do before your next trip. » 1/07/15 12:14pm 1/07/15 12:14pm

How Much Your Inbox Is Worth to Cybercriminals

Many of us have had the experience of receiving a spammy email from a friend or loved one, only to have a frantic follow-up note arrive a few minutes later from that person stating that his or her email account was hacked and warning us not to open or respond to any of the messages sent by the intruder. To be sure,… » 12/18/14 10:38am 12/18/14 10:38am

How Hackers Reportedly Side-Stepped Google's Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is generally seen as the safest bet for protecting your Gmail account. But a harrowing tale from indie developer Grant Blakeman, whose Instagram was hacked through Gmail, reveals how not even two-factor authentication can beat every security threat. » 11/01/14 3:30pm 11/01/14 3:30pm

You Can Now Protect Your Google Accounts With a Physical Key

Two-step authentication is super important. It's also super annoying. To try and ease the pain—and make logins even more secure—Google will now let you use a USB security key to verify yourself instead of having a code sent to your phone. » 10/21/14 10:44am 10/21/14 10:44am

You Need to Create Unique Passwords For Third-Party Apps Using iCloud

Now iCloud's two-step authentication is back up and running, Apple is doing everything it can to keep your data secure. And in the case of apps that don't support two-factor authentication, that means creating new, unique passwords. » 10/09/14 6:00am 10/09/14 6:00am

Two-Factor Authentication Is Ruining My Life and It's All My Fault

Sorry if I missed any emails from you this past week. I've been doing all my work email from my phone. It's the only way I can see it, and it's all two-factor authentication's fault. Well, and also mine. Because I am an idiot. Don't make the same mistake I did. » 6/13/14 4:30pm 6/13/14 4:30pm

Twitter's Two-Step Verification Just Got as Good as Google's

We spent a long time begging Twitter for two-step verification, and we were pumped to finally get it. Now, an update to the service's Android and iOS apps are taking it a step further, and making it even better. » 8/06/13 2:18pm 8/06/13 2:18pm

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on All Your Accounts

Twitter rolled out two-factor authentication last week, joining a growing group of tech companies to support the important security feature. Two-factor authentication can help mitigate the damage of a password breach or phishing attack. » 5/29/13 5:29am 5/29/13 5:29am

Twitter Finally Has Two-Factor Authentication: Here's How to Get It

It's about damn time. After an endless, occasionally entertaining—but mostly disconcerting—string of high-profile hacks, Twitter has finally introduced two-factor authentication to verify that yes, it is, in fact, you logging in. » 5/22/13 3:22pm 5/22/13 3:22pm

Evernote: 'All of Your Passwords Got Stolen So We'll Hurry Up With That…

Evernote was forced to reset passwords for all its users over the weekend after noticing something fishy. Now, the company says it will adopt two-factor authentication to prevent further mishaps. Finally! » 3/05/13 2:52pm 3/05/13 2:52pm