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How to use Authy to manage two-factor authentication on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Passwords are weak and often cracked. Two-factor authentication, which uses your phone number to send a secondary code you have to enter, is much stronger.

I know first-hand how scary password hacks can be, but I still put off two-factor authentication for years — relying instead on a strong multi-digit 1Password-generated password — because it felt clunky and hard to set up. What if I lost access to my phone number because I was restoring my iPhone? What if I couldn't get network access for my two-factor code? Too much hassle, I thought.

Authy changed my opinion on two-factor authentication: The app makes it far less terrifying to deal with; it also lives on both my Mac and iOS devices, so I don't have to worry about losing access to my accounts while my phone is restoring.

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How to set up two-step authentication for Google and Gmail on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Don't lose your Google info or Gmail archives to a password hack. Set up two-step authentication to protect your most important assets.

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Apple fixes Siri exploit that gave access to contacts and photos without passcode

Apple has fixed a recently discovered exploit that leveraged hands-free Siri to give unauthorized access to contacts and photos on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus running iOS 9.3.1.

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Apple comments on Sidestepper, that supposed iOS MDM hijack security vulnerability...

SideStepper isn't a new iOS vulnerability, it's an old phishing scam with new marketing.

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How to lock Notes with password or Touch ID on iPhone and iPad

You can protect any note with a password or Touch ID to keep your medical, financial, for any other personal information safe.

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AceDeceiver malware: What you need to know!

Old design flaw becomes new malware vector for "AceDeceiver".

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How to secure your iPhone or iPad with a strong alphanumeric password

Simple passcodes are more convenient than they are secure. If you really want to be safe, go with a strong password.

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Once again: Why you shouldn't blindly install things on your Mac

Typosquatting hits top-level domain names — enter ''

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How Apple keeps your Instant Hotspot connection private and secure

Instant Hotspot lets you connect your iPad or Mac to your iPhone as securely as it does swiftly.

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The Future of iPhone Security

The next major version of iOS could contain the most public and controversial security enhancements yet.

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