Mail.Ru also announced the launch of two-factor authentication




Mail.Ru Group announced the launch of two-factor authentication shortly after a similar statement, “Yandex” . It is true the company chose the more familiar and simple authentication method with the help of SMS-code.


Mail.Ru Group has launched a beta factor authentication technology on February 3 after a few hours after it is made “Yandex”. However, unlike the domestic search engine, who proposed the fingerprint authentication and camera smartphone, Mail.Ru chose more familiar and simple method – confirm with the code sent to the user in the SMS-message.

“Internet services can indefinitely increase the level of security, but the” weakest link “is often the safety of the password from the user, – said vice-president of Anna Artamonov. – If the second factor included protection, for logging in an attacker would have to take over not only the password, but also the victim’s mobile phone that much harder. ”

In the implementation of two-factor authentication Mail.Ru first factor is the standard user password to the service (it is entered in the Web browser), and the second – the code produced by the user on the mobile phone connected to your account, told in the company.


Recall selected “by Yandex” method involves the use of a smartphone with installed application on it. With the smartphone need to photograph QR-code in the browser window and then touch the finger fingerprint scanner on the iPhone or enter a PIN code in a mobile application.

Turn on two-factor authentication can be of any account owner Mail.Ru in the security account. The new feature works in “almost”, “cloud”, “Calendar”, “Game Center” and in most projects portal Mail.Ru, the company said.

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