Thursday, 4 August 2022

Explaining Two-Factor Authentication for extra online security

Two-factor authentication can increase the security of your online activities. This video explains phone-based two-factor authentication, with a demonstration of how to enable it on Twitter.  
Many major web service providers now offer phone-based two-factor authentication under a variety of different names. The video has some useful links for these in its description on youtube.

How to setup Google 2-Step Verification  (video):-

Use 2-Step Verification without your phone (video):-

For the tech savvy, 2 Factor Authentication without a phone, using Keepass or Safe In Cloud (password managers) to generate TOTP (Time-based One-Time Password or Passcode - 6-digit code for 30 seconds) codes (shown in the useful video):-

Beware phone calls from 'your bank' after receiving fake texts

Scammers will initially cast their nets wide, sending thousands of fake text messages seemingly from legitimate companies. But for some, tha...