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When Two-Factor Authentication Goes Wrong

7.8.2018 by Jenn Granger

How often do you use Reddit to check the weirdest and most wonderful news on the web? Last week the vast message-boarding and news aggregation site reported a data breach on user and employee passwords, exposing the weaknesses of two-factor authentication (2FA) based on text messages. Reddit admitted its systems were breached, despite using the fail-safe two-factor authentication, with a spokesperson saying: “We learned that SMS-based authentication is not nearly as secure as we would hope, and the main attack was via SMS intercept. “Although this was a serious attack, the attacker did not gain write access to Reddit systems;…

Reddit Lays Bare Its New Nudity Rules

26.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

Reddit is notorious for being an ‘anything goes’ kind of platform, which is one of the biggest draws for the many millions of people who use it; however, the site announced new nudity guidelines yesterday, and it’s something that the…