Showing posts with label two factor authentication. Show all posts
Showing posts with label two factor authentication. Show all posts

Friday, 24 February 2017

Getting Started With Two Factor Authentication

Two Factor Authentication
A number of studies and reports have suggested that the passwords commonly used by the wider internet user are extremely terrible. For a number of years the most commonly used password happened to be the 123456 and it has been seen people tend to use same password for multiple accounts which isn’t a good sign. Over the years a number of companies has been attacked & hacked which resulted in leakage of user’s data. This data is later on sold online for millions of dollars wherein the username, passwords, financial details as well as other personal information is made available to the bidder or buyer.

In order to do away with the shortcoming of normal passwords a number of websites are making use of the two-factor authentication process. Two factor authentication means that the users will be required to prove two forms of identification in order to prove their ownership for the said account.

What is Two factor authentication?

It should be noted that in the two-factor authentication brings an added level of security to the accounts. In the first factor there happens to be a password while second factor add a new level of security for unlocking the account. The second factor requires user to take the ownership of the account through an email, list of TAN codes or PAN or a direct text message to phone.

Most of the websites which has brought two-factor authentication rely on the direct text message or call to the device in second factor to authenticate user login. Facebook is an example of a website making use of the two form authentication wherein once the this system is activated by the users then it isn’t possible to get online or have a look at the News Feed without going through the due process. Quite ironically Facebook has also launched the support for a unique physical key with a button which will be used to prove that the user is a real person.

And advanced layer of security

This method has been described as a highly secure way of protecting the personal data as well as information. In case a hacker gets hold of the user’s password then he wouldn’t be able to get access to the account without entering the passcode which are sent either to the phone or email. This system does away with the secret question which happened to be too easy to guess or research in the past.

Websites which are making use of Two-factor authentication

Google has first started introducing the two factor authentication wherein users are required to enter their regular passwords followed by a text message or phone call to enter the verification code. WhatsApp has brought the same security feature on its platform wherein users are required to create a six digit passcode which will be used to install WhatsApp under the same account name on a different device. SnapChat has also brought the two factor ‘Login Verification’ wherein users have to enter sent via text messages to their phone in order to log-in to their account.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Twitter offers two-factor authentication!

After several cases of piracy and misappropriation of accounts, social network today introduced a two-factor authentication feature for its users. But some countries seem to have been omitted, especially. As expected, Twitter strengthens its security and that of its users. It must be said that the social network began to be perceived as a colander as business misappropriation of accounts have recently increased. In February, Twitter has also admitted to being a victim of an attack in which 250,000 user accounts were "potentially" compromise. The decision of the site is then evoked micro blogging to opt for a strong two-factor authentication system. A solution is now launched to users. Specifically, when trying to connect to a Twitter account will be from a new location, the service will claim the usual password and a secret code that has been sent to the account holder on mobile by SMS. This kind of solution has already been adopted by Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft recently. With two-factor authentication, Twitter will protect both individual accounts as celebrities, major media companies and who have recently been victims of piracy. To enable two-factor authentication, go to settings, select the command "requires a verification code on connection" and click on "add a phone". Still, this kind of security system is not currently deployed around the world. According to online sources, it is not available in some countries yet. "As soon as the mouse tries to approach the" Ask a verification code when you sign and displays a prohibitory sign. When you want to fill out the form" You need to add a phone to your Twitter account to enable this feature.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Two factorauthentication to combat Online Fraud

   Telesign is one of the Fast growth tech companies with proven security and fraud prevention tools. Whether an individual or a company; security is the most important one in safeguarding their digital assets. Here comes the Telesign’s two factor authentication technique to fight against online frauds. Telesign’s two factor authentication popularly known as TeleSign 2FA offers additional and critical layer of security that work beyond simple username and password protection. This two factor authentication allows the user to use their phone as an authentication device as well. These simple two factor authentications not only eliminate the cumbersome traditional methods of authentication style but also the huge operating costs. PhoneID Telesign Verify are the other two Telesign’s solutions provide a risk based multilayer fraud defense strategy and by sending the PIN via voice or SMS to the users phone the Telesign authenticate the user in real time when the user enters the website

     Their Intelligent and powerful authentication provides an easy to implement to identifying the user by their phone there by safeguarding their clients against online and fraud and spam using their sophisticated technology. Telesign protects more than two and half billion accounts in more than two hundred countries in the world. Last year they were named as “Visionary in Gartner’s User Authentication Magic Quadrant” and ranked Number 15 on the Deloitte Technology Fast. Most of their client base includes major social networking sites, Online classifieds, Cloud services, payment processors, domain registrants, ecommerce sites and more. They use Rest API, a novel platform which can be easily integrated within the existing websites and they offer extensive support throughout the integration. For more details simply log on to