Secure your Synology NAS with Two Factor Authentication

At home I use a Synology NAS to store all my pictures and documents in a central location. The added value for having a NAS is the ease to access it from everywhere as long as you have an internet connection without ‘the need’ to put everything in public cloud or have it synchronized on all your devices.

I access my NAS by using an HTTPS connection combined with a DynDNS provider. As the web page is open to the internet, I want to protect my NAS by using a more secure approach. This blog article gives you some guidance in configuring Two Factor Authentication on your Synology device.

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Securing your FaceBook profile

FaceBook, the social network site known by basically everybody with an internet connection. The numbers of profiles listed on this page, give you a good impression on how really big FaceBook is. At the end of Q4 in 2014, the social media site had approximately 1.35 billion users on FaceBook. That’s a whole lotta people!

Many people seems to forget that it’s a portal between your personal life (pictures, ideas and so on) and the whole wide world. Some time ago a friend of mine told me her FaceBook page got hacked and she felt she was obligated to deactivate her account. I felt it could come in handy to write something about how you can secure your facebook page by implementing some privacy measures, a more secure authentication methodology and some best practices.

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Secure your WordPress Blog with two-factor authentication

I recently installed the Google Authenticator application and was astonished you were able to add 3rd party accounts to it. I used the application to secure my Google Account, my FaceBook Account and this personal blog.

I’m running a WordPress version 4.1 and installed the Two Factor Auth plugin version 4.4. The plugin adds an additional menu item in the left side of the dashboard called “Two Factor Auth”. This section allows you to configure the two factor authentication on your blog.

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