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Using Google Two-Factor Authentication With WordPress
January 05, 2015 @ 13:38:39

NetTuts.com has a new tutorial for the WordPress users out there wanting to enhance the security of their application. In it they show you how to set up Google's two-factor authentication as a part of your standard login prompt.

Brute force login attacks targeting WordPress sites are quite common, such as in April 2013 when more than 90,000 sites were targeted. There are a handful of good ways to protect yourself against these attacks: choosing a strong administrator password and installing a plugin that guards against brute force logins, such All in One WP Security or BruteProtect Changing the default wp-admin url with a plugin such as HC Custom URL. However, I prefer to use a two-factor authentication method that requires a code from my phone to complete the login process.

Thanks to a handy WordPress plugin, adding in support is relatively easy. They walk you through the installation of the plugin, activation and how to set up your Google Authenticator (or similar) application on your mobile device via a scannable QR code.

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Link: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/using-google-two-factor-authentication-with-wordpress--cms-22263

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Integrating Two-Factor Authentication with CodeIgniter
June 27, 2011 @ 09:31:05

On NetTuts.com today they have a new tutorial showing you how to use two-factor authentication in your CodeIgniter-based application - a login process combining a username/password and access to a device that's authorized for the account.

Two-factor authentication is a way of proving your identity based on your username and password as well as a physical device that you can carry with you. This makes it much harder for crooks to steal your identity, since they will need access to your phone or hardware token - not just your login credentials.

They've chosen the free service offered by Duo Security that lets you approve the device in several ways including a phone call, SMS tokens and push-based authentication. They walk you through the setup of a Duo account, making an "Integration", grabbing the PHP and Javascript files needed to make it work and changing up your user and administration module to send a bcrypted value to the service. They flesh it out with a new version of the view to include the Duo code and generating the signed request.

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