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Two-Factor Authentication: Common Practices and Where to Enable It

When I mentioned to a few friends that I was writing a feature about two-step authentication, the typical response was an eye-roll and "Oh, that annoying thing?..." We've all had that thought when we needed to get a code before we could verify our identity online. However, after much research about two-factor authentication (often referred to as 2FA), I don't think I'll roll my eyes at it anymore.

Intel sells majority stake in McAfee security business

Intel as anticipated has sold a majority stake in its cybersecurity business to private investment firm TPG. As per the deal, Intel Security will be spun off into an independent cybersecurity company that’ll once again take on the McAfee name. …
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