Should I buy a YubiKey Security Key?

Should I Buy a YubiKey Security Key

The popularity of Security Keys exploded within the last few years. As a result, you can use your YubiKey with more services than ever, including, of course, the well-known giants like Google, Facebook, or Twitter, to mention a few. You should buy a YubiKey if you like to take the safety of your online accounts …

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How to use YubiKey with NordPass?

How to use YubiKey with NordPass.

The Nordpass Password Manager is one of many Password Managers offering Multi-Factor Authentication, including a Physical Hardware key like YubiKey. Press Account Settings in the Nordpass application installed on your computer and enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Confirm your password and press Setup under the Security Key option. Follow the Warning message on the screen and …

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Can I use Microsoft Authenticator on Multiple Devices?

Can I use Microsoft Authenticator on Multiple Devices

Although possible, using Microsoft Authenticator on multiple devices registered under the same Microsoft account may lead to complete data loss by unintentionally overriding your cloud backup using one of the devices. Having two or more devices with the Microsoft Authenticator app on them sounds like a convenient way to share the 2FA codes with your …

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Is Authy better than Google Authenticator?

Is Authy better than Google Authenticator?

Whether you chose Authy or Google Authenticator to generate your 2FA codes is entirely up to you. The important thing is that you have secured your accounts with 2FA and not only passwords. The difference between Authy and Google Authenticator lies in the number of features offered by each app. If you like minimalism, use …

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Restore Microsoft Authenticator on a New Phone.

Restore Microsoft Authenticator app on a new phone.

I had to recently restore the Microsoft Authenticator app on a new phone after damaging my old device. Luckily for me, the process is straightforward, and if you have a Microsoft account and Cloud or iCloud Backup enabled, it should take you no longer than a few minutes to complete. Open the app on your …

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Transfer Google Authenticator 2FA codes to a New Phone

Transfer Google Authenticator app to a new phone.

Until not a long time ago, transferring your Google Authenticator 2FA codes to a new phone was a challenge. It required either visiting each account and rescanning the QR codes with your new phone or rooting your device, risking losing the warranty. Open Google Authenticator app on you old phone. Select three dots at the …

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Yubico Authenticator vs Google Authenticator

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The main difference between Google Authenticator and Yubico Authenticator lies in how both applications handle the secret keys used to generate time-based OTP codes. Google Authenticator application keeps the secret keys on your phone, generating the codes every time you open the application. Yubico Authenticator, on the other hand, reads the secret keys from the …

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Should I use Two-Factor Authentication?

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You should definitely use Two-Factor Authentication, and there is no excuse not to. Although not perfect, the 2FA is the best option you have to add another level of security to your account. According to Google, research on “How effective is basic account hygiene at preventing hijacking?” using On-device prompt as your Two-Factor Authentication may stop …

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