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Google’s Giving Out Security Keys to Help Protect Campaigns

Malign foreign influence operations during the 2016 United States presidential election season raised awareness about the need for some improvement, many are still "You’ve got to get people to take the time to actually turn it on, so we’re going to be working with campaigns and helping them," says Michael Kaiser, president and CEO of Defending Digital Campaigns. "Hardening your accounts is really something that every campaign needs, and not only the campaign workers themselves, but the spouse of the candidate, friends, family. There are a lot of different folks…

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How to Secure Your Accounts With Better Two-Factor Authentication

Hopefully by now you’ve heeded the repeated warnings from your friends and loved ones (and friendly, beloved internet writers) to use two-factor authentication to secure your digital accounts. That’s where access to Facebook or Twitter or your online bank—anything that supports it, really—requires not just a password but also a special code. Not all two-factor is created equal, however. For better protection, you’re going to want an authenticator app. Yes, the easiest way to implement two-factor is with SMS, receiving a text with an access code every time you try…

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