Authy Deprecating It’s WordPress Plugin

Authy Deprecating It's WordPress Plugin

In a surprise announcement by the head of Product for Account Security at Twilio and the previous founder of Clef, B Byrne said on January 12th, 2018, that Authy Deprecating It’s WordPress Plugin.

Authy plugin for WordPress allowed you to enable Two-factor authentication on your WordPress site. It’s a product close to my heart since I wrote multiple articles about it and a complete review.

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How to Protect WordPress Login Page

Protect WordPress Login Page

Being the number one1 CMS in the world, websites running WordPress are a great target for hackers who want to take control of other people’s websites. Hackers will ask for a ransom, sell personal information that belongs to the site’s owner/s and it’s users, distribute malware, send spam or simply, to eliminate competitors.

One very popular way of getting administrative access to a WordPress site is by attacking the login page.

Thy name is wp-login.php.

We all know it and you should know that everyone knows it. Hackers will use it since it’s the gateway to your site and you should do your best to Protect your WordPress Login Page.

Using a technique called Brute Force Attack, hackers take advantage of a few weak points that come with every WordPress installation. You should harden those weak points as soon as possible to keep intruders outside and your site safe and protected.

In this tutorial, you will learn How to Protect WordPress Login Page from Brute Force Attack

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Keyy Review: Best Clef Alternative

Keyy Review: Best Clef Alternative

I still remember the excitement that I felt when I found out about Clef, the no-longer-available two-factor authentication app that helped me get rid of the password that I use to login to News47ell’s admin dashboard. It was magical, but sadly, the excitement didn’t last for too long. Clef shut down and the team moved to join Twilio to work on Authy.

I was left with the same old, boring login method for my site.

Today, I get to be excited again thanks to the great people over at UpdraftPlus because they released their promised app they claim is going to be the heir of Clef.

Keyy two factor authentication, a brand new WordPress plugin, iOS & Android app by the developers of the popular WordPress backup plugin UpdraftPlus, is going to bring back the good old days of not having to enter that hard to remember password 1 every time I want to login to my admin dashboard.

So go ahead and read my Keyy Review: Best Clef Alternative and kiss your WordPress login password goodbye

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Authy Two Factor Authentication for WordPress Plugin Review

Authy recently announced that they are deprecating their WordPress Plugin. An alternative would be the Two-Factor WordPress Plugin by George Stephanis or Keyy

Keeping your site secure is a very important thing to do because you don’t want anyone to just get an access to your site and mess things up for you that you’ve built over the years.

There’s many ways to do that, you can change the permalink to your login page, choose a strong password, delete the default “Admin” user, Password Protect wp-login.php and one of my favorite is to add Two Factor Authentication.

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Twilio Acquire Authy Two Factor Authentication Service

In an email sent to its users along with a blog post by The Founder & CEO of Authy, Daniel Palacio announced that Twilio Acquired Authy.

We are excited to let you know that Authy has joined Twilio, the world’s most popular cloud communications platform.

For the people who still don’t know what Authy is, you can say it’s the perfect Two Factor Authentication service that I personally use to protect both my site and my server, while Twilio is a cloud communication service that offer phones, VoIP, and messaging on the web.

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1Password 5.2 for iOS adds support for OTP and more

1Password is one of those apps that when you use you can’t let go of it, it just sticks with you and make you happy all the time, never disappoint.
The guys at AgileBits released 1Password 5.2 Codenamed The Awesomesauce Edition for iOS which add support for One-time password aka OTP for Pro users only.

In addition to OTP, 1Password now have an easier way to add new logins:

 we added our first-ever Login Creator, a really slick new tool that makes it easy, dare I even say fun, to add your existing Logins to 1Password and get a feel for how much time it can save you.

Until now my OTP app of choice is Authy, and the fact that 1Password Sync the OTP across devices is really great, but at the moment I’m still using an iPhone 4 with an iOS 7 so I don’t see my self switching all my OTPs to 1Password.

Authy Introduces Authy Extension for Google Chrome

Authy is a Two Factor Authentication app for iOS & Android done the right way.
It’s the reason why I’ve ditched Google Authenticator app like I’ve never ditched anything before.
A while ago I wrote a detailed review about it, explaining all the things that made me switch from Google Authenticator.
How to setup Authy on multiple devices, and displayed how Authy can even protect your WordPress site by using Authy Plugin.

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Authy review: Google Authenticator App alternative

Google Authenticator App alternative

I’m sure a lot of people who really care about their privacy, securing their accounts in every possible way, have Two-Factor Authentication enabled.

A lot of online services these days are implementing this feature. Buffer was the last service to enable this feature after they were compromised.

For those of you who don’t know what Two-Factor Authentication is you can read my article here. I explain what Two-Factor Authentication, different types of authentication and the sites that support it.

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