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Posts Tagged ‘password protection’

Twitter Testing 2-Factor Authentication, Plans To Roll It Out Soon

According to Wired, Twitter is testing two-factor authentication, and plans to roll it out to users “shortly.”

Why? Two-factor verification will drastically decrease the odds of hackers gaining access to Twitter accounts.

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Syrian Hackers Send Fake Tweet From AP Account Announcing White House Attack

Did you see the tweet that came from the Associated Press Twitter account earlier today?

The tweet claimed The White House was under an attack of some sort and that the President Obama was injured. Coming so soon after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, many folks believed it and retweeted it.

Some hacks are funny, like when Burger King got hacked - or they’re mostly harmless razzing, but this one could’ve caused widespread panic  - and it DID cause a change in the stock market.

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Will Twitter Adopt Google’s Two-Step Verification Process In Response To Recent Attacks?

Twitter was pretty massively attacked recently and experienced lots of minor outages, so we can be pretty sure they’ll be ramping up security measures some time soon. But what will THAT look like for users?

If they adopt Google’s two-step verification process (and some folks think they will), it will make Captcha images seem fun and inviting. And yes, we know that captchas pretty solidly suck.

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