Airbnb introduces better account protection
The well-known Airbnb platform enhances the security of your user accounts. It will help in this multi-stage user authentication system, which will provide much better protection against hackers.
Hackers lurk on users practically on every page by taking over our accounts in a variety of services and then using them for various purposes. This also applies to accounts on the popular Airbnb platform, which increasingly fall prey to cybercriminals.
Once the hacker has taken over our account, he will know when we are leaving for holidays, how long we will be away from home, and what is our address. So it is possible to steal our apartment without hesitation while we are resting.
To avoid such situations, Airbnb introduces a new, better account security system that uses a multi-step verification of your identity. This is not a typical two-step system that sends us an extra code for a smartphone, but something else. You must authorize any phone, tablet or computer from which you log in to your account, using this unique email or SMS code.
In addition, the platform will notify the user with a text message of every change made to his account.
And as if that was not enough, machine learning algorithms using location and IP address will predict whether the person who logs in to the account is the legitimate owner or hacker. If the system thinks it is a hacker, then he will request additional information.
These changes should better protect users from the threat.
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