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2FA

2FA Bots

Hackers are stealing 2FA codes with terrifyingly effective voice bots

November 7th, 2021

Every time a massive data breach makes the news, we remind you about the best practices you need to employ to protect your online properties. You should never use weak passwords and recycle them. Instead, pick a password manager that lets you generate unique passwords for every different service, website, and app. And use two-factor …

Chrome 2FA Android

Chrome just got a great 2FA security feature, but only on Android

August 2nd, 2021

A few simple practices can reduce the risk of exposing your internet accounts to hackers. You should use a unique password for every account you have — one that’s long and hard to guess. You should also get a password manager to protect those passwords. Finally, you should use two-factor authentication (2FA) whenever possible. This …

Google account 2FA

Google is about to start automatically enrolling users in 2FA

May 6th, 2021

In recent months, vulnerable apps, hacked websites, and zero-day exploits have accounted for an increasing amount of the reporting that we do here at BGR. There is risk in everything we do online, but there are many ways to mitigate that risk, such as turning on two-factor authentication (2FA) for any apps, services, or accounts …

Two factor authentication

Think 2FA SMS texts make your logins safe? Look how easy they are to hack

March 18th, 2021

Two-factor authentication was back in the news on Thursday, with Facebook announcing its support of physical security keys for 2FA on mobile devices via a company blog post. The post from Facebook offered a good reminder that, while 2FA is generally thought to make it harder for people to break into your accounts, it’s not …

Google 2FA Key

The iPhone now works as a physical 2FA security key for Google apps

January 15th, 2020

If you’re serious about securing your online accounts, then you should already be using unique, strong passwords for your online properties, preferably with the help of a password manager. On top of that, many products and services now support two-factor authentication (2FA), which adds another layer of protection on top of that password. You should …