Two Factor Authentication 2FA

data security concept

Anyone who has been on a computer and the internet for more than a week knows that a good password is important, or at least we hope so. Passwords are used to authenticate a person to a computer, whether in person or via a network. The largest network, of course, is the internet and access to resources on the internet are accessed with passwords. When the web and computer networks originated, this method seemed like a good idea. As time passed, we learned that passwords could be stolen or cracked. Too many passwords were guessed easily and worse hacked. Researchers have found ways to attempt to make sure the person using a password was an authorized person.

A system of using two factors to authenticate a login was created. The factors are password and something else. That something else can be a text message, phone call or authentication app. When the correct password is entered on a website instead of immediately gaining access, they will be required to provide another piece of information. When a message is received to authenticate, and it is not you then refuse the second-factor request. You would also be wise to reset your password.

Unfortunately, 2FA or two-factor authentication isn’t a totally secure method to protect your accounts. Researchers have discovered at least twelve ways that 2FA can be defeated. Phishing is the biggest culprit used to trap people into giving up their credentials. Even with that warning, 2FA is still a good policy to use to keep hackers at bay. It makes it harder for hackers to access your accounts. Remember to use secure passwords, 2FA and change passwords if something suspicious occurs on an account

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Microsoft Edge Is Going To Open Source

Microsoft Edge Is Going To Open SOurce


Microsoft has declared plans to use Chromium open source technologies in its Edge browser.

Kyle Pflug, a senior program manager on the Microsoft Edge team indicated in the threads of a Reddit post that Microsoft will have “a new rendering engine” in Edge, which he didn’t name. The new rendering engine will be able to use WebView, a Google Android technology for porting Web site content into applications.

While some may applaud this change, not everyone does. Chris Beard, CEO of the Mozilla Corp. overseeing the Firefox browser, said the following

“Microsoft’s decision gives Google more ability to single-handedly decide what possibilities are available to each one of us,” Beard wrote in Mozilla Blog post titled, “Goodbye, EdgeHTML.” While he understood the business reasons for the switch, Beard said that “Google’s dominance across search, advertising, smartphones, and data capture creates a vastly tilted playing field that works against the rest of us.”

Microsoft’s move could make things harder for Firefox, which now stands alone among browsers in using the Gecko rendering engine, rather than Blink.

“If one product like Chromium has enough market share, then it becomes easier for web developers and businesses to decide not to worry if their services and sites work with anything other than Chromium,” Beard wrote. “That’s what happened when Microsoft had a monopoly on browsers in the early 2000s before Firefox was released. And it could happen again.”

Opera Software stated recently that Microsoft’s switch to Chromium was a positive move for the Web. It was also what Opera Software had done back in 2012 for its own Opera browser. Google reported last week that it will be welcoming Microsoft’s future contributions to the Chromium project.