Google to turn on 2FA by default for 150 million users, 2 million YouTubers

Two-factor authentication is a simple way to greatly enhance the security of your account. Google has announced that by the end of 2021 it plans to automatically enroll 150 million users into two-step verification (2SV), a security measure also commonly known as two-factor authentication (2FA). “For years, Google has been at the forefront of innovation in … More Google to turn on 2FA by default for 150 million users, 2 million YouTubers

Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram

From cybercriminal evergreens like phishing to the verification badge scam we look at the most common tactics fraudsters use to trick their victims. Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Indeed, with over one billion monthly active users it is among the top four most popular social media networks in the world. That figure, … More Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram

Don’t use single‑factor authentication

The federal agency urges organizations to ditch the bad practice and instead use multi-factor authentication methods. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added the use of single-factor authentication to its brief list of bad practices that it considers to be exceptionally risky when it comes to cybersecurity. “Single-factor authentication is a common low-security … More Don’t use single‑factor authentication

Man impersonates Apple support, steals 620,000 photos from iCloud accounts

The man was after sexually explicit photos and videos that he would then share online or store in his own collection. A California man has fessed up to breaking into the Apple iCloud accounts of hundreds of individuals and downloading more than 620,000 images and 9,000 videos while on the prowl for nude photos of … More Man impersonates Apple support, steals 620,000 photos from iCloud accounts

Most Twitter users haven’t enabled 2FA yet, report reveals

Twitter’s transparency report revealed that users aren’t quick to adopt 2FA and once they do enable it, they choose the least secure option. According to the data shared by Twitter in its recently released transparency report, the popular social network’s users are reluctant to adopt two-factor authentication (2FA) to bolster their account security. In fact, the report paints … More Most Twitter users haven’t enabled 2FA yet, report reveals