Protect your iCloud account with two-step verification

All Apple users need to enable two-step verification on their iCloud accounts if they have not already.  This protects your account by confirming your identity through a text message in addition to your password.  So even if someone steals your password, they would need to steal your phone as well to get into your iCloud account.

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How to protect your email account with two-factor authentication

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What is the most important account that you own?.... Most people would say it's their bank account, but many underestimate the value of their email account. If someone gets access to your email account, they can often access all of your other electronic accounts including your bank, LinkedIn, Facebook, Amazon, and more. With access to your email account, a malicious person can click the “I forgot my password” link on all of your other accounts. This password reset link usually goes straight to your email account that they already hacked! This is why your email account is so important and we will show you how to protect it with two-factor authentication.

 

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Local Network Attacks: LLMNR and NBT-NS Poisoning

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How can an attacker capture usernames and passwords on a local network by simply waiting for the computers to willingly give them up?  LLMNR and NBT-NS poisoning!

Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution (LLMNR) and Netbios Name Service (NBT-NS) are two components of Microsoft Windows machines.  LLLMNR was introduced in Windows Vista and is the successor to NBT-NS.

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