Despite being available for seven years, less than 10% of Google users have taken advantage of two-factor authentication. And yet, two-factor (or β€œtwo-step”) authentication is probably the best option today for most people to truly lock down their most important online accounts. I’ll tell you why it’s so effective and explain how you set it up.

We’ll also talk about the security news of the week including yet another Intel chip bug that could allow bad guys to hack your laptop in under 30 seconds, a high-tech targeted attack on WhatsApp and Signal users, a Netflix phishing campaign that’s trying to get your credit card info, and a nasty bit of Mac malware that can compromise all your web communications.

For further Insight:
Sites that support two-factor auth: https://twofactorauth.org/
Setting up and using Google Authenticator: http://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/two-factor-authentication/
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Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.