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Apple Makes 2FA Text Codes Safer from Phishing Attacks

Image via MacWorld According to MacWorld, Apple has implemented some modifications to the way the two-factor authentication (2FA) SMS autofill feature works on its devices. Whenever a user receives a two-factor authentication SMS on their iPhone, the feature shows the 2FA code above the on-screen keyboard, allowing for a 1-tap paste, to save time. However,...

Google Project Zero Researcher to Join Apple to Improve iOS Security

According to a Reddit thread and his Twitter feed, well-known security researcher and vulnerability sleuth Brandon Azad (previously of Google’s Project Zero), will soon be joining the Apple Security team. It's with both bittersweet sadness and excitement that I say goodbye to Project Zero, as I'll be joining Apple next week to continue my work improving Apple device security. […]

US Federal Court Rules Warrantless Device Searches of International Travelers Unconstitutional

A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. [caption id="attachment_260609" align="aligncenter" width="3612"] The United States border crossing is shown Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Lacolle, Que., south of Montreal. THE CANADIAN...

Networking Companies’ Security Protocols Haven’t Improved in 15 Years: Study

Security protocols for networking companies haven't improved in fifteen years, reads a new study. The Security Ledger reported that the Cyber Independent Testing Lab (CITL), a non-profit organization that conducts independent tests of software security, examined 6,000 firmware images totalling nearly 3 billion binaries released between 2003 and 2018. These publicly available firmware images were...

Verified.Me App Launches in Canada: Digital Identity Service for Big Bank Customers

iPhone in Canada told you last November the upcoming ‘Verified.Me’ authentication app would be coming soon for customers of the big banks, and now that day has arrived. Today, SecureKey has launched its digital identity network, Verified.Me, available for customers across Canada of the following banks (they also developed the service in cooperation together): CIBC...

Instagram Will Update Two-Factor Authentication to Not Use SMS Codes

According to a new report from TechCrunch, Instagram is working on a new, more secure method of two-factor authentication that would not require a user's phone number. The social media platform will supposedly let you authenticate with code-generating apps like Google Authenticator. It seems as though the company has been working on this feature for...

Instagram Will Soon Let Users Download All Their Content

According to a new report from TechCrunch, Instagram is working on a new tool that will let you download all of the content you ever shared on the social network. A spokesperson for the company said that users will have access to download photos, videos, and messages using the tool. Instagram's parent company Facebook has...

Apple Explains ‘What is Two-Factor Authentication?’ [VIDEO]

Apple Support’s YouTube channel continues to churn out helpful videos, to educate customers on product features and more. The latest video takes a moment to simplify why customers should enable two-factor authentication for their Apple ID. According to the company, two-factor authentication is an “extra layer of security for your Apple ID”, when you try...

Reddit Adds Support for Two-Factor Authentication

Reddit has finally rolled out support for two-factor authentication (2FA) after months of beta testing. The feature adds a second layer of security by prompting users to enter a 6-digit verification code generated by your phone after entering your account password. Reddit’s 2FA feature works on desktop, mobile, and third-party apps. However, using the feature […]