Portable authenticators, tiny devices that you can carry on your keychain for an added level of security, appear to be one of the best ways to ensure that your digital identities can’t be hacked. The way that these authenticators work is by displaying a new code every 60 seconds and are entered along with a password or a pin to gain access to an account. So if a hacker was able to steal your password in some way, they would also need your personal authenticator to log into your account.

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bondThe British intelligence agency, MI6, is now using an internet quiz to help find appropriate recruits. When users visit the MI6 site they are given a small quiz and after answering the quiz, they are offered the opportunity to apply to MI6. The quiz has no bearing as far as the application itself goes but it does however let the user know if they may be the type of person that the Secret Intelligence Service is looking for.

MI6 is doing this partly to shake its public school and Oxbridge image. The multiple choice test is part of a recruitment drive launched this week by the Secret Intelligence Service. The site also offers multiple career opportunities ranging from language specialists to administrative assistants and technology experts. There are even segments of the application that deal with equal opportunity employment, encouraging people to describe their ethnicity sexuality and any disabilities.

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