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
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
Our mobile phones are an undeniable part of our lives in the 21st century. We use them to contact our nearest and dearest, check the news, access the internet, make online purchases and even log into accounts, ideally via multi-factor authentication (MFA). Using MFA can block up to 99% of automated attacks. Undeniably, MFA is … More Every Moment Secured on Your Android
Some fraudsters may use low-tech tactics to steal your sensitive information – peering over your shoulder as you enter that data is one of them. We live in an age of pervasive connectivity. But our always-on, mobile-centric lives also expose us to risk. For many people, it is the prospect of phishing, remotely deployed malware … More Shoulder surfing: Watch out for eagle‑eyed snoopers peeking at your phone
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!