Instagram became the latest in a long line of services over the years to offer users two-factor authentication.
Traditional 2-factor authentication (2FA) is all about your phone or a physical token. But what happens when you lose your mobile phone or the physical token? Then you’ll have to contact Customer Service and the troubles will start as you work to get account access again. Now there is a new option. Facebook has a smart way to […]
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Google pumped more life into the use of physical keys as a second form of authentication when it added Security Key enforcement support to G Suite.
How do you reset the password for your Facebook account if your primary email account also gets hacked?
Using SMS-based security code or maybe answering the security questions?
Well, it’s 2017, and we are still forced to depend on insecure and unreliable password reset schemes like email-based or SMS code verification process.
But these traditional access recovery mechanisms aren’t safe
Hacking password for a Facebook account is not easy, but also not impossible.
We have always been advising you to enable two-factor authentication — or 2FA — to secure your online accounts, a process that requires users to manually enter, typically a six-digit secret code generated by an authenticator app or received via SMS or email.
So even if somehow hackers steal your login credentials,
Facebook is letting users tie a physical security key to their account as an added layer of security.
WhatsApp has introduced a new security feature that fixes a loophole in the popular messaging platform, which if exploited, could allow an attacker to hijack victim’s account with just knowing the victim’s phone number and some hacking skills.
The attack does not exploit any vulnerability in WhatsApp; instead, it relies on the way the account setup mechanism works.
WhatsApp allows users to sign
Joomla fixed two critical issues in the content management system and is strongly encouraging users to update their sites immediately.
Joomla – the world’s second popular open source Content Management System (CMS) software packages, has just released the latest version of its CMS, which includes patches for two critical security vulnerabilities and a bug fix.
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The two critical flaws, both exist in the Joomla Core functionalities, include Account Creation Vulnerability (CVE-2016-8870) and Elevated Privileges