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Instagram to Introduce Non-SMS Two-Factor Authentication to Prevent SIM Hacking

1 month ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Instagram is planning to introduce a new two-factor authentication method that will not require a user's phone number and will instead work with authentication apps like Google Authenticator, reports TechCrunch .
Authentication apps are a safer two-factor option than the phone number method, which can be bypassed through SIM hacking, as outlined earlier today by VICE 's Motherboard .
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SIM hacking involves hijacking a person's phone number by manipulating cellular service support staff and claiming a SIM card has been lost.
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Instagram says it's planning non-SMS two-factor in response to SIM hackers

Instagram says it's planning non-SMS two-factor in response to SIM hackers

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Mac

While two-factor authentication has become a necessity, Instagram currently only offers the added security layer in the form of SMS two-factor - which has its own share of concerns. According to TechCrunch , however, Instagram is planning to rollout non-SMS two-factor authentication...
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