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.
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.
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.
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,…
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.
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.
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.
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.