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Two-factor authentication


March 30, 2014  4:12 PM

Who supports 2FA (two-factor authentication)?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management, Two-factor authentication

In light of the plethora of data breaches in the news, it behooves us to use two-factor authentication (2FA) where it is available. I use it for important accounts like LastPass, eBay and PayPal. Where it is offered on other financial accounts, I use it. You should, too. But how do you know who...

February 28, 2014  10:28 PM

MasterCard uses geo-location to reduce card fraud



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Two-factor authentication

This is a great idea and one that may turn out to be the simplest way to implement two-factor authentication for credit card companies. In fact, this is similar to what Only Coin plans to implement as part of its security suite. From...


February 28, 2014  10:21 PM

Two factor authentication becoming a necessity



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management, Two-factor authentication

With the password's fading usefulness, we have to seriously consider two-factor authentication as the minimum level of security for any site dealing with sensitive information. I have been using the PayPal "football" for years as a second factor on both PayPal and eBay. I've implemented Yubikey...


September 28, 2013  10:26 PM

Ten steps to avoid being one of the73% of WordPress sites vulnerable to attack



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management, Two-factor authentication, Vulnerabilities, WordPress

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May 25, 2013  4:54 PM

Twitter now has two-factor authentication



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management, Twitter Attack, Two-factor authentication

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February 24, 2013  6:15 PM

The password as a security token – Part 2



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Two-factor authentication

In my first post, The password as a security token – Concept, I discussed using a password as...


November 30, 2011  11:55 PM

I just scored 68.2% on the LastPass Security Challenge



Posted by: Ken Harthun
LastPass, Security best practice, Two-factor authentication, Yubikey

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October 29, 2011  12:40 AM

Yubico delivers secure two-factor authentication for Gmail and Google Apps



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Gmail, Two-factor authentication, Yubikey

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August 28, 2011  2:51 PM

How to set up Facebook’s two-factor authentication



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, how to, Two-factor authentication

For some time now, Facebook has offered two-factor authentication that allows you to force the entry of a code whenever there is a log-in attempt from an unrecognized device. This is a very good additional layer of protection against unauthorized log-ins to a user's account. When you consider that...


March 29, 2011  6:32 PM

The RSA (SecureID) Compromise



Posted by: Ken Harthun
data breach, RSA Security, Security, Two-factor authentication

On March...


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