Two-factor authentication involves either a text message or the use of a 2FA app that provides users with codes that can help them login securely. However, many users are not receiving the SMS texts.
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Plex has started warning users that data breach, though of "limited access" has taken place. As such, customers are being urged to reset passwords. However, the server load may be too much right now.
Apple recently updated its iCloud for Windows app with a new capability to generate codes for two-factor authentication, bringing a better connection between Apple and Windows devices.
People started noticing that apps such as Outlook, Thunderbird, and other email clients were prompting them for their Google passwords. When entered they would be told the password is incorrect.
Samsung has confirmed a massive data breach that led to its source code and internal data belonging to partners being stolen. It has assured the public that their personal data is safe.
Twitter hopes to bolster your security by letting you add security keys as the sole two-factor authentication method starting today. Previously, you'd need to have another 2FA option enabled first.
Twitter today announced that it will soon allow the use of security keys as the only authentication method when you log in to your account. This removes the need for another two-factor authentication.
Facebook has announced that it'll introduce hardware keys that can be purchase in stores or online and linked to accounts to boost their security. It'll freely send them to high profile users.
A Dutch hacker has managed to log onto President Trump's Twitter account after guessing his password seven times. He reported the breach directly to Trump so he can remedy the problem.
Following up on its promise from earlier this year, Google will soon be rolling out two-factor authentication to its Nest devices. Users logging into a Nest device will receive an e-mail with a code.
Samsung appears to be making two-factor authentication a mandatory feature for all Samsung Account owners with a new update to the app. However, it's not yet available to everyone.
Ring has introduced security improvements to beef up user privacy and security such as a mandatory two-factor authentication and more options for limiting data shared with third-party providers.
Twitter has announced that it's suspending the ability to send tweets via SMS while it addresses a vulnerability, with the help of mobile carriers. It comes after Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, got hacked.
Facebook confirmed in a statement earlier this week that the company is using phone numbers provided by its users for two-factor authentication to target those same users with personalised ads.
After a few weeks of beta testing, Microsoft Authenticator is now officially available on Apple Watch as part of version 6.0.1 of the app. It lets you approve sign-in notifications on your smartwatch.
Timehop, a service that shows users their past social media posts, confessed to a data breach that compromised the names, some email addresses, and 4.7 million phone numbers of its users.
At the end of June the GitHub repository belonging to those who develop Gentoo Linux was hacked. Now an incident report has been published detailing events, causes and actions for improvement.
Google will start nudging users still using SMS-based two-factor authentication towards its Google Prompt service by delivering push notifications for authentication even if the service is disabled.
Microsoft is simplifying two-factor authentication by allowing users to log in to their Microsoft accounts without a password, via its Authenticator app on iOS and Android - but not on Windows phones.
Nest has added a welcome new security feature across its apps with the introduction of two-factor authentication, saying it will make things "a whole lot harder" for hackers trying to gain access.
LastPass has released an updated version of its Authenticator app aimed at simplifying the process of two-factor authentication, and encouraging more users to take advantage of that security measure.
According to a piece of code found at GitHub, Valve might finally be developing a Steam Authenticator app for Windows devices. However, there has been no official statement from the company itself.
Google is bringing a new feature to Android and iOS users that makes two-step authentication much more convenient to use for Google accounts. Users will now be able to login via push notification.