Instagram working on non-SMS, two-factor authentication

Instagram working on non-SMS, two-factor authentication

Instagram owned by Facebook is now testing on non-SMS, two-factor authentication system that would work with security apps like Google Authentication and generate a special login code in case of theft or hacking.

TechCrunch quoted an Instagram spokesperson as saying ” We’re continuing to improve the security of Instagram accounts, including strengthening 2-factor authentication.” A prototype version of the updated two-factor feature in the Android version of Instagram’s Android application package (APK) code was discovered and tweeted about by an engineer named Jane Manchun Wong.

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Tech companies like Google and Facebook have already built tools to protect against the vulnerability of SMS-based two-factor authentication.

Google has its Authenticator app that uses randomly generated numeric code with a strict time limit and Facebook now uses a similar tool built into the Facebook app itself……….Read More>>

 

Source:- techiyogiz

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