2FA Storm At Twitter

Tech News : 2FA Storm At Twitter

Twitter-owner Elon Musk’s latest decision to turn off SMS 2FA after 20 March unless you pay for Blue Tick has caused another storm of criticism.  What And Why?  On 15 February, Twitter announced that: “starting today, we will no longer allow accounts to enroll in the text message/SMS method of 2-Factor Authentication unless they are Twitter…

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Satellite Connection For Android Phones

Tech News : Satellite Connection For Android Phones

Iridium, a satellite phone company, and Qualcomm, a chip manufacturer, are partnering to bring satellite connectivity to premium Android smartphones later in the year.   Connect To Satellites  The Partnership will mean that in areas where there is no mobile coverage, users will be able to connect to passing satellites to send and receive messages using…

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Facebook In Authentication Spamming Row

Facebook is facing criticism for allegedly using sign-ups to 2 factor authentication as an opportunity to send spam SMS notifications. What 2FA? Facebook has been allowing users to sign up for SMS-based two-factor authentication to mitigate the risk of phishing attempts and to help protect people from having their accounts compromised. Spam Too Unfortunately, in…

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UK Most Targeted Region For Cyber Threats

The Malwarebytes annual State of Malware report has revealed that the UK is now the most targeted region in the world for cyber threats. Big Rises The UK has been elevated to the unenviable position at the top of the targets table after a huge 165% increase in UK bound ransomware was recorded, and after…

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Amazon Announces SMS Messaging Via Alexa

Amazon has announced that it is introducing a service that will allow users of Alexa devices to send text messages to any contact via the digital assistant using just their voice. Builds Upon Alexa Calling The new service builds upon the Alexa Calling service introduced last year, which allowed owners of the Echo Dot to…

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