Technology Tesla accounts now support two-factor authentication

16:30  07 october  2020
16:30  07 october  2020 Source:   theverge.com

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Tesla accounts can now be secured with two-factor authentication (2FA), giving owners an extra layer of security around their cars’ connected services, Electrek reports. A support page on Tesla’s website outlining how to set up the feature says any third-party authenticator apps can be used to provide the passcodes. There’s no mention of support for 2FA codes over less secure SMS. Users on Twitter have confirmed that the enhanced security works across both the Tesla app and website.

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  Tesla accounts now support two-factor authentication © Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Support for 2FA has been a long time coming, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitting in August that the feature was “embarrassingly late.” Making sure Tesla’s user accounts are as secure as possible is important considering how connected Tesla cars are. According to its Google Play listing, the Tesla app can do anything from locating your vehicle, to flashing its lights, and even unlocking it from afar — although you can set the car to require an additional PIN code before it’ll start.

Tesla’s support page notes that you can have up to two registered 2FA devices at a time, and that you can set up a backup passcode in case you lose them. Otherwise, you’ll have to contact Tesla if your devices are lost.

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Phone numbers for two-factor authentication were used by advertisers.The lawsuit alleges that Twitter violated a Washington law against unauthorized procurement or sale of phone records, as well as its users' civil rights to privacy. The complaint says Twitter should compensate for the "mental pain and suffering" it caused users, and is seeking up to $5 million in total.

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This is interesting!