#1006 – Dealing With the Demise of Authy Desktop

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#1006 - Dealing With the Demise of Authy Desktop
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Aye, Authy, we knew ye well

For years I've been recommending that you use two-factor authentication, and suggested that Google Authenticator compatible 2FA was a great combination of security and convenience, particularly if you used Authy as your two-factor device.

I still recommend 2FA, and Google Authenticator compatible tools, but Authy's kind of pulled the rug out of my recommendation by discontinuing support of their Windows PC version.

This week's featured article discusses my replacement, a tool I'd already been using for something else.

Dealing With the Demise of Authy Desktop

Also this week

  • Ads following you
  • Cookie permissions that annoy you
  • Malware recording you
  • The awesomeness that's around you

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Featured Article

Dealing With the Demise of Authy Desktop

Dealing With the Demise of Authy Desktop
A useful tool, broken.

Authy's desktop version is going away (darn it!). Here's how I will replace it.
Read: Dealing With the Demise of Authy Desktop

Also This Week on Ask Leo!

Why Do Ads Follow Me Around the Internet?
In part, to keep the internet free.

Why Do Ads Follow Me Around the Internet?
Advertising networks notice what interests you. It might be a little creepy, but it's not malware.
Read: Why Do Ads Follow Me Around the Internet?

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Should I Accept Cookies On My Computer?
Cleaning up some cookie crumbs.

Should I Accept Cookies On My Computer?
You'll be asked again and again whether or not a site can leave cookies. I'll explain why, what the ramifications are, and my suggested answer.
Read: Should I Accept Cookies On My Computer?

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Could Malware Record My Chats and Video Calls?
That and so much more.

Could Malware Record My Chats and Video Calls?
If you're curious what might happen if a hacker was in control of your computer, the question really is "What can't they do?"
Read: Could Malware Record My Chats and Video Calls?

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Everything Is Awesome!
Really. It's amazing.

Everything Is Awesome!
A movie I watched reminded me that we are surrounded by awesome. I need to do a better job of reminding myself, and you, of all the awesomeness I see.
Read: Everything Is Awesome!

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Everything Is Awesome!

A movie I watched reminded me that we are surrounded by awesome. I need to do a better job of reminding myself, and you, of all the awesomeness I see.
Watch: Everything Is Awesome!

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Could Malware Record My Chats and Video Calls?

If you're curious if malware could record your computer, the question really is "What can't they do?"
Watch: Could Malware Record My Chats and Video Calls?

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Should I Accept Cookies On My Computer?

You'll be asked again and again if you should accept cookies on your coputer. I'll explain why, what the ramifications are, and my suggested answer.
Watch: Should I Accept Cookies On My Computer?

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Dealing With the Demise of Authy Desktop

Authy's desktop version is going away (darn it!). Here's how I will replace it.
Watch: Dealing With the Demise of Authy Desktop

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Why Do Ads Follow Me Around the Internet?

Advertising networks notice what interests you. You may think ads follow me around, but it's not malware.
Watch: Why Do Ads Follow Me Around the Internet?

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