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Theft and Loss Recovery for iOS Users — Fraser Speirs
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that I'm walking down the street in a large city somewhere abroad and I'm approached and forcibly relieved of all the valuable possessions on my person. In a typical tech conference scenario, that would be my iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch all gone.

What now? Well, there are two phases to this: damage limitation and disaster recovery.
security  ios  backup  passwords  icloud  apple  twostepverification 
april 2017 by Aetles
iCloud users take note: Apple two-step protection won’t protect your data | Ars Technica
"To me the story here is all about Apple offering a 2FA [two-factor authentication] solution that doesn't really add much extra security for you (files, documents etc), but it protects them (and you) from unauthorized money transactions and changes to your account," Per Thorsheim, a security consultant in Oslo, Norway, wrote in an e-mail to Ars. "People are not made aware of this at all, and it will be a false layer of security when people enable 2FA and put sensitive and secret documents into iCloud."

He continued:

"People EXPECT a 2FA solution to add additional security in order to protect their data, but contrary to Dropbox & Google, Apple doesn't really do that. It's the 'weakest' 2FA solution launched so far by the big and well-known services, it will only add an additional layer of false security to people's minds, which may have dangerous results."
apple  icloud  security  twostepverification 
june 2013 by Aetles
Setting up Two-Factor Authentication for your Google account AND Microsoft account - Scott Hanselman
I use Two-Factor Authentication for my Google Apps account and I use the Google Authenticator application on my iPhone to generate the second factor.

Microsoft Accounts (formerly Live Accounts) just launched Two-Factor Auth and you should set it up now. That means SkyDrive, Outlook.com/Hotmail as well as the Windows Azure Dashboard can now be fronted by two-factor auth.

If you already use two-factor for Google, you can ADD your Microsoft account to the Google Authenticator application on your Android or iPhone. That means I can use one Authenticator application for all accounts which is extremely convenient.
google  microsoft  security  twostepverification 
april 2013 by Aetles
Secure Yourself by Using Two-Step Verification on These 16 Web Services - How-To Geek
Two-factor authentication, also known as 2-step verification, provides additional security for your online accounts. Even if someone discovers your password, they’ll need a special one-time code to log in after you enable two-factor authentication on these services.

Notably absent from this list are banks and other financial institutions. It’s a shame that you can use two-factor authentication to protect your in-game currency in an MMORPG, but not the real money in your bank account.
security  twostepverification  passwords 
december 2012 by Aetles
ssh - How can I use a passcode generator for authentication for remote logins? - Ask Ubuntu
I would like to strengthen the authentication of my SSH logins by adding another factor: a passcode generator device, or a passcode generation application on my mobile phone. The only obvious options in the default setup are a fixed password and key pair. How can I do this?

(If I use a password plus a passcode generator, this provides two-factor authentication (2FA): the password is “what I know”, and the passcode is “what I have”.)
twofactorauthentication  ssh  googleauthenticator  twostepverification  2fa  iphone  security 
august 2012 by Aetles
Two Factor SSH with Google Authenticator
Last week, Google enabled two factor authentication for everyone. This article explains how to install and configure Google Authenticator in conjunction with SSH for two factor authentication. Two-factor authentication relies on something you know (a password) and something you have (your phone).
google  linux  security  ssh  twostepverification 
august 2012 by Aetles

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