Tag: two-factor authentication

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GitHub soon to make 2FA mandatory; quick activation desired

GitHub soon to make 2FA mandatory; quick activation desired

GitHub users should activate two-factor authentication (2FA) soon. In fact, as of Jan. 19, 2024, it will be mandatory. Otherwise, they will lose a lot of functionality, the developer platform reports. That's according to emails to users. If they are not using 2FA by then, the functionality of th... Read more

date5 months ago
Microsoft to enhance Microsoft 365’s MFA capabilities

Microsoft to enhance Microsoft 365’s MFA capabilities

Redmond plans to achieve this by including MFA capabilities in the Outlook email client. According to a new Microsoft 365 roadmap entry, users can directly complete MFA requests for Microsoft 365 apps in the Outlook app through a new feature called Authenticator Lite. The feature will provide us... Read more

date1 year ago
GitHub to require 2FA for all developers who contribute code

GitHub to require 2FA for all developers who contribute code

The move aims to strengthen the software supply chain and prevent attacks from bad actors through social engineering or similar account takeover attempts. The two-factor authentication mandate was initially announced by GitHub last May with the intention of making it mandatory by the end of 2023. ... Read more

date1 year ago
New phishing scam targets Microsoft 365 accounts of executives

New phishing scam targets Microsoft 365 accounts of executives

Mitiga finds the Microsoft 365 accounts of business executives under attack by malicious attackers who use a combined strategy of spear phishing and man-in-the-middle methods. Cybersecurity firm Mitiga disclosed that a dubious Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaign is continuously targeting Mi... Read more

date2 years ago
GitHub announces two-factor authentication mechanism

GitHub announces two-factor authentication mechanism

Github realizes the need for the hour and has announced its very own two-factor authentication mechanism. The world is realizing the importance of data security. Thus, Github has recently announced the integration of two-factor authentication into its platform. They have enabled this through an ... Read more

date2 years ago
Google is normalizing two-step verification for all sign-ins

Google is normalizing two-step verification for all sign-ins

Google standardizes two-step verification (2SV) for signing into services such as Gmail. Google is in the process of necessitating more and more accounts to use two-factor authentication. The tech giant has been working on this process for some time and, in its own words, wants to improve securi... Read more

date3 years ago
Hacker offers access to C-level executives email accounts

Hacker offers access to C-level executives email accounts

On a closed-access underground forum used by Russian hackers, a cybercriminal is selling passwords for email accounts belonging to hundreds of C-level execs in companies all over the world. The forum is named Exploit.in and was discovered just last week. The hacker is selling email, and password... Read more

date3 years ago
Zoom adds two-factor authentication to its mobile and desktop apps

Zoom adds two-factor authentication to its mobile and desktop apps

Zoom is now adding 2FA (two-factor authentication) to its desktop and mobile apps, giving users the option of extra security that goes beyond just the password. In a blog post, the company said that users could turn on the additional feature, straight from Zoom's dashboard. This is not the first... Read more

date4 years ago
Android smartphones now also use as Google Security Key

Android smartphones now also use as Google Security Key

During Google Cloud Next, Google announced that the Google Security Key no longer only works via a USB stick like the Titan Security Key. Android smartphones with Android 7 and higher can now also be used as Google Security Key. This makes the use of secure two factor authentication much easier. Al... Read more

date5 years ago