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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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Court documents reveal LAPD was able to unlock iPhone 5s while FBI was fighting Apple

According to documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the LAPD was able to bypass the lock screen of an iPhone 5s during the same period that the FBI was in a legal battle with Apple.

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Millions of Gmail accounts said to be impacted by data breach

A data breach has reportedly seen the theft of the login credentials for millions of email accounts, including Gmail.

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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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MasterCard and BMO are bringing biometric verification to corporate cards

MasterCard and BMO Financial Group have announced the beginning of a pilot program for biometric verification of online purchases for corporate cardholders.

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

Typosquatting hits top-level domain names — enter 'netflix.om'

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Comic: Keep the Back Door Shut

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Keep the Back Door Shut

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Apple comments on 'Error 53' failed security checks on iPhone

iPhones that have been repaired by third parties have been experiencing an "Error 53" post-iOS 9 update that has rendered some of the devices unusable. This has led to a ton of online speculation — and condemnation — today.

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Apple acquired firmware security firm LegbaCore back in 2015

It looks as though Apple made quite the purchase back in November 2015, acquiring firmware security firm LegbaCore. Security researcher Trammell Hudson revealed as much in a presentation at the 32C3 conference in December, while founder Xeno Kovak teased such a transition on Twitter.

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