Tag Archive: authentication


Ring makes two-factor authentication mandatory, adds new privacy controls

Changes are rolling out today and Ring will email customers once they are active.

What you need to know Ring will soon require all customers to use two-factor authentication when logging in. It will also allow customers to opt-out of sharing information with third-party service providers for advertising. The Amazon-owned home security camera company experienced a data breach in 2019, which lead to many customer’s cameras becoming compromised.

Amazon’s Ring security cameras have been in the news  [Read More…]

How to enable two-factor authentication in WhatsApp for Android

Whenever you’re setting up WhatsApp on a new phone, you’ll have to verify the phone number with a one-time password. WhatsApp also lets you add an extra layer of security in the form of a PIN. This way, you will have to enter the one-time password sent on your registered phone number, and a six-digit PIN as well before you can install WhatsApp on your phone. Here’s how to get started.

Products used in this guide Fast and  [Read More…]

Google is adding biometric authentication to its Android Autofill service

Password and payment completion both can be protected via biometric authentication.

What you need to know Google is working on making its Android Autofill service more secure. The company is looking to add biometric checks for password and payment completion. The feature is currently only in testing, so it’s unknown when it’ll finally make its way to users.

We’ve all been there, you’re trying to reply to an important email, but you can’t remember the password. Thanks  [Read More…]

Two-factor authentication: Everything you need to know

What 2FA is, why it’s important, and why you should use it.

You see a lot of talk on the internet about two-factor authentication (or 2FA as it’s commonly called), and most of the time you just see people like us telling you to use it.

We’ll continue that trend and start this bit of prose by telling you to use 2FA whenever and wherever you can. However, we’re also going to let you know what it  [Read More…]

Twitter now supports two-factor authentication without a phone number

But it’s not as simple as it sounds…

What you need to know Twitter now supports two-factor authentication without a phone number. Previously, users were still required to add a phone number to their Twitter account as a failsafe. Security key users will still need a second method of authentication because security keys are not supported beyond Twitter’s web version.

Twitter has announced that it now supports two-factor authentication without the need for a phone number.

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1Password two-factor authentication now works with U2F security keys

It’s currently limited to 1Password.com on supported browsers.

What you need to know 1Password now works with U2F security keys for two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication was first added to 1Password in 2018. Keys are currently limited to supported desktop browsers.

1Password, my personal password manager of choice, is getting a big upgrade to make it even more secure than it previously was. After rolling out support for two-factor authentication via authenticator apps in 2018, 1Password now works  [Read More…]

Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) in Fortnite and get a free gift

Grab that Valentine’s Day glider right now!

Fortnite is a free-to-play third-person shooter with building mechanics. The title has become a cultural sensation due to its unique blend of expressive gameplay. In February 2018, Epic Games stated that the title was played by roughly 3.4 million gamers concurrently. Since then, that figure has ballooned to over 8.3 million.

Due to the tremendous popularity of the game, Fortnite accounts are at higher risk of being targeted. Epic  [Read More…]