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SMS 2FA out at Twitter for non-subscribers


SMS 2FA out at Twitter for non-subscribers

February 20, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter users are having a case of the blues, or not, as may be the case this week with the upcoming removal of SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) from non-subscribers. On Feb. 15 in a product update blog, Twitter announced that the popular security process is being disabled on the platform by March 20 due to security issues stemming from what Twitter said are “Bad Actors” abusing the system. While SMS 2FA is one of the less secure forms of 2FA, it...

Andy Kays, cybercriminals, Cybersecurity, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), Rachel Tobac, Security, security key, sms, Socura, Twitter

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Mass notification sets sights on apps over SMS

October 18, 2013SSN Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—SMS may have had its day as the preferred delivery method of mass notification. Vendors are looking for new ways to deliver information, and their attention has landed on smartphone apps, according to a new report from IHS. SMS can be compromised in emergencies, the report found. “The reliability of traditional telephone markets has always been a hit-or-miss proposition in the event of an emergency,” said Omar Talpur, security, fire and access control analyst...

IHS, mass notification, Omar Talpur, smartphone apps, sms

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