Twitter ends free SMS 2FA: Here’s how you can protect your account now

Twitter’s ditching of free text-message authentication doesn’t mean that you should forgo using 2FA. Instead, switch to another – and, indeed, better – 2FA option. Starting today, Twitter is disabling SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) for all but paying users following a decision that, not unlike other recent moves by the social media giant, has been … More Twitter ends free SMS 2FA: Here’s how you can protect your account now

Instagram and Facebook to get paid-for verification

According to BBC, Instagram and Facebook users will now be able to pay for a blue tick verification, parent company Meta has announced. Meta Verified will cost $11.99 a month on web, or $14.99 for iPhone users.Mark Zuckerberg, Meta chief executive, said the move will improve security and authenticity on the social media apps. The … More Instagram and Facebook to get paid-for verification

10 common security mistakes and how to avoid them

Do you make these security mistakes and put yourself at greater risk for successful attacks? How much of your personal time do you spend online? The answer may be a lot more than you think. One recent study estimated that Brits spend five hours on average each day glued to their screens, not including work time. It … More 10 common security mistakes and how to avoid them

SnapHack: Watch out for those who can hack into anyone’s Snapchat!

Oh snap! This is how easy it may be for somebody to hijack your Snapchat account – all they need to do is peer over your shoulder. After demonstrating the ease with which anybody can hijack your WhatsApp in 2020, I took a hiatus in ethically hacking people’s accounts. It’s just not the same hacking your own … More SnapHack: Watch out for those who can hack into anyone’s Snapchat!

Passwordless authentication: Is your company ready to move beyond passwords?

Are the days numbered for ‘123456’? As Microsoft further nudges the world away from passwords, here’s what your organization should consider before going password-free. For such a clumsy sounding word, “passwordless” actually promises to make life a lot easier – for both users and security teams. It offers the tantalizing prospect of cutting admin costs, … More Passwordless authentication: Is your company ready to move beyond passwords?