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Apple’s 2FA autofill feature is now better at blocking phishing attacks

Apple's SMS 2-factor authentication (2FA) autofill feature has been around for a while now. For those unfamiliar with it, when you receive an SMS with a 2FA code, the iOS keyboard will automatically suggest inserting it in the dedicated field. This spares users the hassle of launching the Messages app, copying the code, then pasting...

Facebook will force you to use 2FA if you’re a person of interest

Meta-owned Facebook will be forcing users with a large number of followers to enable Facebook Protect. This feature is a password-strength check combined with 2-factor authentication (2FA). Highest-profile and highest-risk users will have until December 17 to enable this extra security layer. Otherwise, the company will lock them out of their accounts until they do...

Google to automatically enable two-factor authentication on certain accounts

Google has announced that it will soon enable two-factor authentication by default on select user accounts. The company said the change is meant to protect users from online security threats, even if those users have a password that’s considered secure. "Soon we’ll start automatically enrolling users in 2SV if their accounts are appropriately configured,” said Mark...

The Google Play Console will soon require 2FA for most developers

Besides the Android Studio IDE, the online Google Play Console webpage is probably the most important place for Android app developers. On the Play Console, you can see how your applications are performing in various metrics, read user reviews, gather manual and/or automatic feedback for improving your app, and much more. Because most of this...

Facebook gave advertisers the phone number you use for 2FA

Personalized ads have played a big role in making sure digital businesses have a high success rate. It is one of the biggest reasons why Facebook (and many sites like it) is a free platform. As the saying goes, free cheese is only in a mousetrap. Facebook doesn't request a direct payment from any of the...

The Google Pixelbook has a hardware Universal Two Factor Authentication (U2F) token built in

Every year there are a handful of websites that get hacked. In some instances, the passwords weren't protected properly to begin with. This results in millions of usernames, email addresses, and passwords being leaked to the public, which can be devastating if you're the type that uses one password across all websites. There are additional layers...

Tasker Pro: Copy Two-Factor Authentication Codes without Changing Apps!

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...