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Kim DotCom Claims Twitter Infringed On Patent, But Will Accept ‘Blue Tick’ As Payment

Twitter rolled out two-step verification yesterday to the delight of those worried about being hacked – and to the annoyance of one of the lords of the Internet, Kim Dotcom.

You see, sir Dotcom claims to have patented this process many years ago – and it seems he has proof.

But don’t worry Twitter (and Google and anyone else authenticating logons this way), all the man wants is a little help with his legal fees and to have his account verified by Twitter!

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Two-Step Authentication Rolls Out On Twitter.com

Today’s most predictable news: Twitter has finally rolled out two-step authentication.

After another recent round of high-profile hacks, apparently Twitter saw the light. And by “light,” I mean the dead-obvious value of offering users a two-step secure login that’s been available on Google, Facebook, and more platforms for months now.

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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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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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