If you’ve configured two-step verification for your Gmail account (AND YOU SHOULD), how about looking into plugging in a verified USB stick for extra security? Mainly because you can carry it wherever you go and, unlike your phone, it doesn’t lose battery or signal. Plus, Google says that it offers better protection against phishing attacks, and now YOU can set one up! Continue reading “Now You Can Use A USB Stick To Securely Log In to Gmail…”
Last Wednesday (because REMEMBER, The PractitioNERD is currently NOT a news/breaking news kind-of website), Dropbox put their money where their mouth is by announcing their next step toward stronger account security through the implementation of USB security keys. Users will be able to use USB security keys for two-factor login in order to allow users to use their traditional password login with a physical device, instead of the six-digit authentication code delivered through SMS. These USB keys are MUCH more secure than SMS codes and authentication apps as they are unable to be intercepted by attackers nor be copied by conventional means. Continue reading “Dropbox now allows using a USB Key for Two-Factor Login”
It’s time for Episode 124 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a Habitat house that surpasses design and sustainability standards, Google throws its cap on the USB Security Key hat-rack, a portable laptop version of the PlayStation 4, and SCIENCE reveals why people love pro wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.
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With the multitude of services that they offer (as well as the more frequent news of all of the hacking going on), it cames as little-to-no surprise that Google is a huge proponent of online security. With that, it’s also no surprise that the once-only-search engine is rolling out support for a new way to prove your identity: a USB Security Key. Google’s current approach to online security is the common two-step authorization method (WHICH YOU SHOULD BE USING), involving getting a text on your phone to verify your identity. However, that method may not be always ideal; if your phone’s battery dies or if you’re abroad and want to avoid roaming charges, you’re kind of up a creek without a paddle. Sooooo, having a dedicated and secure USB security key around means you’ll can log into Google’s ecosystem of programs and apps without worrying about phishing or having your phone ready. Continue reading “Prove You’re YOU with Google’s New USB Security Key Initiative!”