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Failures in Twitter’s Two-Factor Authentication System

Schneier on Security

Twitter is having intermittent problems with its two-factor authentication system: Not all users are having problems receiving SMS authentication codes, and those who rely on an authenticator app or physical authentication token to secure their Twitter account may not have reason to test the mechanism.

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6 Best Authenticator Apps for 2024

Tech Republic Security

Authenticator apps provide an extra layer of security. Learn about the best authenticator apps to secure your online accounts and protect your privacy.

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How to secure your GitHub account with two-factor authentication

Tech Republic Security

GitHub wants you to protect your account with the right type of authentication. The post How to secure your GitHub account with two-factor authentication appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Apple to Add Manual Authentication to iMessage

Schneier on Security

Signal has had the ability to manually authenticate another account for years. iMessage is getting it : The feature is called Contact Key Verification, and it does just what its name says: it lets you add a manual verification step in an iMessage conversation to confirm that the other person is who their device says they are.

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How to Protect Your Accounts with Multi-Factor Authentication

Duo's Security Blog

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) protects your environment by guarding against password weaknesses with strong authentication methods. In our last blog, we discussed using strong passwords and a password manager to provide better defense at the first layer of the authentication process. Those exploits continue to this day.

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What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Identity IQ

What is Two-Factor Authentication? IdentityIQ Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security tool that requires you to verify your identity twice before you can gain access to a system. It helps prevent unauthorized access to your accounts by adding another layer of security at the point of login.

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How the SolarWinds Hackers Bypassed Duo’s Multi-Factor Authentication

Schneier on Security

This is interesting : Toward the end of the second incident that Volexity worked involving Dark Halo, the actor was observed accessing the e-mail account of a user via OWA. Logs from the Exchange server showed that the attacker provided username and password authentication like normal but were not challenged for a second factor through Duo.