Facebook Simplifies Process for Two-Factor Authentication
Facebook has made it easier for people to secure their accounts. The company improved how it handles two-factor authentication. Previously, Facebook required people to supply their phone number to set up two-factor authentication and prevent lockouts. Moving forward, Facebook has made it possible to use third-party apps, such as Google Authenticator or Duo Security, for authentication purposes. A phone number is no longer required. Facebook recommends all users take advantage of two-factor authentication, which is viewed as a best-practice for adding a second layer of protection. Facebook users can turn on two-factor authentication via the "Security and Login" tab in the settings menu.
Google Simplifies Two-Factor Authentication in Gmail
Apr 18, 2018
Google has reduced the complexity of using two-factor authentication for Gmail in an effort to encourage more people to take advantage of the tool. Moving forward, iPhone and iPad users can receive security prompts within Gmail.
T-Mobile Adds Free Roadside Assistance to SyncUp Drive
Apr 4, 2017
T-Mobile today improved the appeal of its SyncUp Drive product by adding access to Allstate Motor Club. T-Mobile is updating the mobile app that accompanies its in-car diagnostics and mobile hotspot tool to include free roadside assistance.
AT&T's Secure Family App to Replace Smart Limits for Managing Family Phones
Nov 15, 2018
AT&T plans to cease offering AT&T Smart Limits, a service that allows parents to control their kids' phones, on November 26. Smart Limits will no longer be available after that date.
Twitter to Mandate Email or Phone Number Verification for New Accounts
Jun 27, 2018
Twitter is rolling out a number of changes to its platform in order to fight spam and malicious content. One step it is taking will require new users to confirm either an email address or phone number when they sign up to Twitter.