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Amazon's Ring finally mandates two-factor authentication on all accounts

AMAZON'S RING FINALLY MANDATES TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION ON ALL ACCOUNTS

Enlarge / An Amazon Ring security camera on display during an unveiling event on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (credit: Andrew Burton |...

Amazon Enforces Mandatory 2FA For Ring, Effective Immediately

AMAZON ENFORCES MANDATORY 2FA FOR RING, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Starting today, Amazon is reportedly enforcing a mandatory 2FA for Ring account logins. That change comes alongside several others...

 
 
 
IPhones Can Now Be Used to Generate 2FA Security Keys for Google Accounts

IPHONES CAN NOW BE USED TO GENERATE 2FA SECURITY KEYS FOR GOOGLE ACCOUNTS

A new update to Google's Smart Lock iOS app lets users set up their iPhone or iPad as a security key for two-factor authentication...

Google brings iPhone support for an important security feature

GOOGLE BRINGS IPHONE SUPPORT FOR AN IMPORTANT SECURITY FEATURE

In the age of digital security, two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is one of the most important lines of defense against a wide array...

 
 
 
Google and Yubico have come together to make a USB-C hardware key

GOOGLE AND YUBICO HAVE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE A USB-C HARDWARE KEY

The 2FA tool is made in collaboration with Yubico. Google has been one of the key players in developing many of the technologies and...

Twitter Admits Your Phone Number Could Have Been Used For Targeted Advertising

TWITTER ADMITS YOUR PHONE NUMBER COULD HAVE BEEN USED FOR TARGETED ADVERTISING

We've always recommended that two-factor authentication be used whenever possible. This is because 2FA is usually thought to be a more...

 
 
 
Twitter used phone numbers provided for 2FA to match users to advertisers

TWITTER USED PHONE NUMBERS PROVIDED FOR 2FA TO MATCH USERS TO ADVERTISERS

Enlarge If ever there was a surefire way to sour users against a two-factor authentication system that was already highly flawed,...

Twitter says it used your 2FA info to advertise by accident

TWITTER SAYS IT USED YOUR 2FA INFO TO ADVERTISE BY ACCIDENT

Twitter today revealed it may have misappropriated its users private info by giving it to advertisers. The information in question?...

 
 
 
Microsoft Introduces 2FA-Locked ‘Personal Vault' To OneDrive

MICROSOFT INTRODUCES 2FA-LOCKED ‘PERSONAL VAULT' TO ONEDRIVE

Microsoft is adding an additional layer of security to its OneDrive storage service. It has introduced a new OneDrive Personal Vault...

Android Phones Can Be Used As 2FA Security Key On iOS

ANDROID PHONES CAN BE USED AS 2FA SECURITY KEY ON IOS

It was back in April this year that Google enabled Android devices running version 7.0 and up to effectively double as a physical security...

 
 
 
Google warns Bluetooth Titan security keys can be hijacked by nearby hackers

GOOGLE WARNS BLUETOOTH TITAN SECURITY KEYS CAN BE HIJACKED BY NEARBY HACKERS

Enlarge Google is warning that the Bluetooth Low Energy version of the Titan security key it sells for two-factor authentication can...

Google blocking sign-ins from embedded app browsers to counter man-in-the-middle attacks

GOOGLE BLOCKING SIGN-INS FROM EMBEDDED APP BROWSERS TO COUNTER MAN-IN-THE-MIDDLE ATTACKS

Last week at Cloud Next 2019, Google announced that all Android 7.0+ devices can serve as security keys. However, the reality is that...

 
 
 
Any Android 7.0+ device can now be used as 2FA security keys for Google

ANY ANDROID 7.0+ DEVICE CAN NOW BE USED AS 2FA SECURITY KEYS FOR GOOGLE

Google has announced that any Android device running Android 7.0 and above can now be used as a two Factor Authentication when signing...

Second problem found with Facebook 2FA security: phone numbers are searchable

SECOND PROBLEM FOUND WITH FACEBOOK 2FA SECURITY: PHONE NUMBERS ARE SEARCHABLE

We always recommend that people take advantage of two-factor authentication to protect online accounts, but a second problem with Facebook...

 
 
 
Here's the Secret Password to Unlock Facebook Messenger's Dark Mode

HERE'S THE SECRET PASSWORD TO UNLOCK FACEBOOK MESSENGER'S DARK MODE

Facebook has begun quietly rolling out new “dark mode” for Messenger. Teased at last year's F8 developers conference, the limited feature...

Facebook is using phone number from 2FA for user lookup feature

FACEBOOK IS USING PHONE NUMBER FROM 2FA FOR USER LOOKUP FEATURE

It would appear that Facebook has another privacy issue that is upsetting its users, the company is apparently suing your phone number...

 
 
 
Database leak exposes millions of two-factor codes and reset links sent by SMS

DATABASE LEAK EXPOSES MILLIONS OF TWO-FACTOR CODES AND RESET LINKS SENT BY SMS

Enlarge / 2FA via SMS happens worldwide, all. Millions of SMS text messages-many containing one-time passcodes, password reset links,...

Facebook admits cyber attack may have exposed info from 50 million accounts to hackers

FACEBOOK ADMITS CYBER ATTACK MAY HAVE EXPOSED INFO FROM 50 MILLION ACCOUNTS TO HACKERS

Just after confirming the controversial practice of using 2FA phone numbers to send targeted ads to Facebook users , the platform has...

 
 
 
Google's 2FA Titan Security Keys are now available on the Google Store

GOOGLE'S 2FA TITAN SECURITY KEYS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE GOOGLE STORE

While Cloud Next is traditionally a software-focussed event, Google last month announced its own line of two-factor authentication...

Instagram adds support for third-party authenticators to let you bypass text-based 2FA

INSTAGRAM ADDS SUPPORT FOR THIRD-PARTY AUTHENTICATORS TO LET YOU BYPASS TEXT-BASED 2FA

Two weeks after an unusually high number of users broadcasted complaints of hacked accounts, Instagram is giving users more ways to...