How Yahoo Account Key works: sign-in without password

Yahoo announced the launch of Account Key less than a month ago. The new system enables Yahoo account owners to sign-in to company products such as Yahoo Mail without using a password.

Passwords are without doubt one of the main security- and usability-related issues on today’s web.

They need to be secure as you don’t want attackers to easily brute-force or guess them, but that means that you may have issues remembering them.

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How to fix Sign in issues is one of the most popular sites on the Internet. It is a business network which you use to connect with existing and potential business partners and users who share the same interests as you.

As is the case with every social network, it requires you to create an account and sign in to that account before you can access parts of the site and your user profile.

You pick an email address (which becomes your primary email address) and a password that has to be at least six characters in size during sign up, and you need to enter these information whenever you want to sign in to Linkedin. Continue reading

What you need to know about your browser’s tracking protection

User tracking on the Internet has been in the news more frequently in recent time, even before the whole PRISM scandal shocked the nation and the rest of the world.

Tracking refers to following a user on the Internet. You should not take this in a literal sense though, as no one is watching you while you surf to follow you to the sites and servers you visit.

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Secure your Twitter account by enabling login verification

Twitter has been working on integrating a two-factor authentication system to the service’s sign in process in the last couple of months. It’s main aim is to provide users of the company’s service with additional options to improve their account security.

Yesterday, Twitter announced that it began to roll out the login verification feature to all users of the service.

If you enable two-factor authentication, you are asked to enter a second code during sign in to Twitter. An attacker trying to get access to the account would have to know both the username and password and the second code. Since it is generated dynamically whenever you try to sign in, it is necessary to get hold of your mobile phone as the code is automatically send to your phone via SMS. Continue reading