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« on: January 31, 2020, 04:05:19 pm »

Apple engineers have a proposal to standardize 2FA messages

It could prevent users from accidentally entering their code on a phishing site with the wrong URL...

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Apple engineers have unveiled a proposal to standardize the format of two-factor authentication.
It has suggested the use of a new SMS format for one-time-passcode messages.
The new format would include the website the code is meant for, information that could be automatically extracted by a browser or app.


Apple WebKit engineers have unveiled a new proposal that could standardize the format of two-factor-authentication messages to improve security and prevent users from falling for phishing scams.

As reported by ZDNet, Apple engineers working on WebKit, a core component of Safari have come up with the idea, but Google's Chromium engineers are also on board. According to the report:


  Apple engineers have put forward a proposal today to standardize the format of the SMS messages containing one-time passcodes (OTP) that users receive during the two-facto...

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