Tuesday, July 9, 2019

QRZ.com Beefs Up Security

The QRZ.com website is offering users enhanced security options as it tries to fight an increasing number of fraudulent posts and password "phishers."

The ARRL Letter reports that the site is now offering registered users the option of establishing 2FA, or two-factor authentication, to better secure passwords. This particular 2FA system, according to the report, involves downloading a cookie onto the user's device which will generate a code that will be valid for access for 30 days at a time. A video demonstrating how to do this is online at <https://tinyurl.com/y6zpu3gn>.

QRZ.com is also strengthening security for equipment sales on the site, requiring anyone marketing gear through the Swapmeet forum to enroll in its Verified User program.