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Instagram tightens security with 2-factor authentication

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 17, 2016.

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    Instagram will soon let users hack-proof their accounts with two-factor authentication, following the footsteps of other big social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

    With two-factor authentication, users receive a text message containing a one-time code whenever they try to login on a new device. Users must then enter that code along with their email and regular password. This helps prevent remote hacking attempts by requiring physical access to the phone where the text message is sent.

    According to TechCrunch, Instagram has been testing two-factor authentication for some users, and is now planning to roll out the security feature for anyone who wants it.

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