Two-factor authentication Stories March 6

A recent data leak from Samsung is triggering the company to improve security for all of its users. Samsung is now forcing two-factor authentication on all account holders starting this week.

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Two-factor authentication Stories February 18

Just last week Google announced that it would soon be making two-factor authentication mandatory for users still on a Nest account. Today, Amazon-owned Ring is following that by making two-factor authentication mandatory for everyone and that starts today.

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Two-factor authentication Stories February 11

Two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to keep yourself safe online, but many users don’t turn on the optional feature. Starting this spring, Google will require all Nest users to enable two-factor authentication.

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Two-factor authentication Stories June 25, 2019

The best way to protect online accounts is with a security key that ensures you’re the one signing in. However, enterprise users still have legacy systems like Internet Explorer or remote desktops that don’t support the new log-in method. Google now has security codes created using security keys for those scenarios.

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Two-factor authentication Stories May 7, 2019

[Update: Now generally available] All Android 7+ phones are now 2FA security keys for signing into Google

Last year at Cloud Next, Google announced its own Titan Security Key as part of a push to encourage two-step verification. These small devices fight phishing by requiring a physical confirmation that you are the one logging into an account. Google today announced that all Android 7+ phones can be used as security keys to sign into the company’s services.

Two-factor authentication Stories April 11, 2019

How to use your Android phone as a security key for your Google account

It’s not easy to keep our online lives secure, but Google is working to take some of the hassles out of it. Recently, the company announced that it would let users turn any Android Nougat smartphone into a security key for their Google account. Here’s how to do just that.

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