Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#985 Google is making two-step verification less annoying
Using two-step authentication, normally a code from an app or texted to you, is a crucial, but highly irritating, part of logging into all manner of things.

From banking, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Yahoo to World of Warcraft, Steam and Xbox Live, two-step authentication is seen as the way to make our insecure username and password system slightly safer.

Most rely on typing in a freshly generated six or eight-digit code after having logged in with a username and password.

Now Google is attempting to make the whole process less irritating and much faster, using a push notification which users can simply accept to login.
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#985 Google is making two-step verification less annoying
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#980 Using Edge instead of Chrome will add hours of extra battery life
#979 Russian bill requires encryption backdoors in all messenger apps
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