two-factor authentication

Facebook

Facebook’s Phone Number Policy Could Push Users to Not Trust Two-Factor Authentication

Users are angry that Facebook is letting others, including advertisers, look up users via the phone numbers they provided to enable two-factor authentication.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.4.19
cybercrime

Criminals Are Tapping into the Phone Network Backbone to Empty Bank Accounts

Motherboard has identified a specific UK bank that has fallen victim to so-called SS7 attacks, and sources say the issue is wider than previously reported.
Joseph Cox
1.31.19
cybersecurity

How Hackers Bypass Gmail 2FA at Scale

A new Amnesty International report goes into some of the technical details around how hackers can automatically phish two-factor authentication tokens sent to phones.
Joseph Cox
12.19.18
Instagram

Hackers Are Holding High Profile Instagram Accounts Hostage

Hackers have hijacked the accounts of at least four high profile Instagrammers recently, locking them out and demanding a bitcoin ransom. But Instagram is silent.
Joseph Cox
9.28.18
china

Experts Call for Transparency Around Google’s Chinese-Made Security Keys

Google's Titan Security Keys, used to lock down accounts, are produced in China. Several experts want more answers on that supply chain process, for fears of tampering or security issues.
Joseph Cox
8.31.18
LOCK DOWN

Instagram Working on Stronger 2FA That Won't Use Your Phone Number

Some Instagram users are at particular risk of sim hijacking, where a hacker takes control of their phone number and uses that to break into accounts. Now, Instagram is pushing towards app-based authentication, which should make the hackers' job harder.
Joseph Cox
7.18.18
LOCK DOWN

Here’s How to Make Your Twitter Account Super Secure with a YubiKey

When a site offers different methods of authentication, your account is only as secure as the weakest option. Here, Motherboard shows you how to use the most robust method for locking down your Twitter account.
Joseph Cox
6.27.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

You Should Be Using Two-Factor Authentication on Everything

Day three of our personal security tuneup: turn on that 2FA!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.16.18
How Hacking Works

What Is Two-Factor Authentication and Why You Should Use It

Two-factor authentication can help make your online accounts practically impossible to hack.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.23.17
def con

Hackers Show Proofs of Concept to Beat Hardware-Based 2FA

DEF CON hackers show how YubiKeys and RSA tokens can be spoofed and circumvented.
Joseph Cox
7.29.17
Internet Insecurity

The Rising Price of Bitcoin and Ethereum Is Leading to More Hacking Attempts

If you own bitcoin or ether, two-factor authentication (and not with SMS) is your friend.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.6.17
Twitter

There’s Nothing Stopping Trump From Using His Personal Phone

President Trump is still tweeting from an Android phone, despite reports that he'd traded it in for a secure device.
Sarah Emerson
1.24.17
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