From the humble passcode to biometric authentication, there are quite a few options to lock your Android phone. But which of them are more secure than the others? As people become more sensitive about the privacy and security of their data, you’d think that securing your phone with at least some kind of authentication measure … More How secure is your phone’s lock screen?
The second authentication factor might be a minor inconvenience, but it provides a major security boost. With past years riddled with security breaches, it is high time we evaluated the way we secure our online presence. The usual way to secure most of your digital accounts is by using a password, no question about it. … More 2FA: Double down on your security
A researcher found that it was possible to subvert the platform’s password recovery mechanism and take control of user accounts. An independent researcher has found a security loophole in Instagram’s mobile password recovery flow that could have allowed attackers to break into user accounts. The flaw, discovered and reported by India-based researcher Laxman Muthiyah, has since … More How your Instagram account could have been hijacked
Are you in the 26% of people who use one of these PIN codes to unlock their phones? You’ve likely seen a list of top 25 passwords that get reused time and time again – “password” is a usual suspect – but what about phone PIN numbers? How unique are the PIN codes that we choose to … More You’d better change your birthday – hackers may know your PIN
The software giant takes passwords one step closer to obsolescence as it now enables users to log into their Microsoft accounts with more modern forms of authentication. Microsoft has announced that it is enabling users to log into their Microsoft accounts without usernames and passwords. Instead of passwords – which the tech behemoth has previously described … More Who needs passwords? Microsoft now lets you in with your face or security key