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two-factor authentication (2FA)

FBI partners with 'Have I Been Pwned' on breached password database
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FBI partners with 'Have I Been Pwned' on breached password database

The service, which lets you check if your details have been compromised, has also been converted to open source through the .NET foundation
28 May 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Has the biometric revolution stalled?
The IT Pro Podcast: Has the biometric revolution stalled?
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The IT Pro Podcast: Has the biometric revolution stalled?

Biometric authentication was supposed to change the world - but has it?
14 May 2021
Dropbox Passwords will be free for all users from April
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Dropbox Passwords will be free for all users from April

The cloud giant's password manager will offer users up to 50 stored credentials across three devices
17 Mar 2021
OpenWRT forum suffers data breach
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data breaches

OpenWRT forum suffers data breach

Hackers have compromised the personal information of up to 27,000 users
19 Jan 2021
Cyber criminals bypassing MFA to access cloud service accounts
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Cyber criminals bypassing MFA to access cloud service accounts

Pass-the-cookie attacks help sidestep organizational security
14 Jan 2021
2FA bypass flaw on cPanel threatens the security of 70 million domains
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Security

2FA bypass flaw on cPanel threatens the security of 70 million domains

Hackers were able to try as many 2FA codes as they wanted using brute force methods before landing on the right one
25 Nov 2020
Zoom finally rolls out two-factor authentication
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Zoom finally rolls out two-factor authentication

The tool is to help organisations prevent identity theft and security breaches
11 Sep 2020
Google: 1.5% of all login attempts use compromised passwords
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Google: 1.5% of all login attempts use compromised passwords

Report says popular sites like Netflix and a number of government portals are at risk of 'credential stuffing'
16 Aug 2019
FCA agrees to phased rollout of new EU payment rules
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FCA agrees to phased rollout of new EU payment rules

Decision slammed for creating unnecessary confusion among consumers
14 Aug 2019
G Suite now offers enhanced security for high-risk users
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G Suite now offers enhanced security for high-risk users

Mandatory FIDO keys and auto-blocking of third-party apps comprise the tougher standards
1 Aug 2019
Google turns Android phones into 2FA keys for iOS login
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two-factor authentication (2FA)

Google turns Android phones into 2FA keys for iOS login

FIDO keys touted as the most secure protection against hackers and phishing campaigns
13 Jun 2019
Security flaw found in Google's Titan Security keys
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Security flaw found in Google's Titan Security keys

Google has said it will replace vulnerable Titan Keys for free
16 May 2019
Apple facing lawsuit because its 2FA is ‘too disruptive'
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Apple facing lawsuit because its 2FA is ‘too disruptive'

Californian man accuses the firm of not seeking his consent, and of disrupting access to his personal devices
12 Feb 2019
“Security concern” forces Reddit to lock users out
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“Security concern” forces Reddit to lock users out

Weak password security to blame after the microblogging platform detects a sharp rise in unauthorised account access
11 Jan 2019
Modlishka tool can allow attackers to bypass 2FA
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Modlishka tool can allow attackers to bypass 2FA

The reverse proxy 'Modlishka' tool is designed to make phishing attacks as "effective as possible"
9 Jan 2019
How to make your email hack-proof
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Security

How to make your email hack-proof

How to secure your inbox, enhance your mail and unlock secret codes
13 Sep 2018
Reddit suffers breach as all data before 2007 is compromised
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Reddit suffers breach as all data before 2007 is compromised

SMS-based two-factor authentication is "not as secure as we thought" the company admits
2 Aug 2018
Timehop breach spills 21 million users' data
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Timehop breach spills 21 million users' data

Lack of two-factor authentication saw usernames, email addresses, social media tokens and 4.7 million phone numbers taken
9 Jul 2018
UK businesses are 'slow' to adopt two-factor authentication
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UK businesses are 'slow' to adopt two-factor authentication

Businesses admit their password security isn't up to scratch, but vendor says "talk is cheap"
7 Mar 2018
Why is multi-factor authentication so important?
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Why is multi-factor authentication so important?

A password isn’t enough for modern day security – it’s time to layer up
22 Dec 2017
LastPass simplifies two-factor authentication
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LastPass simplifies two-factor authentication

One-touch input will encourage users to beef-up their online security
4 Aug 2016
EU project calls on typing verification tech to stop cheats
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EU project calls on typing verification tech to stop cheats

Behavioural biometrics software is a capable of identifying users from keyboard strokes
12 Apr 2016
Instagram begins rolling out two-factor authentication
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Instagram begins rolling out two-factor authentication

The company will use SMS codes to verify users' identity
17 Feb 2016
Yahoo wants to kill off email passwords
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Yahoo wants to kill off email passwords

Forget passwords: Yahoo will send one-time codes to your phone instead
16 Mar 2015