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Twitter's Two-Step Authentication Feature: Success or Failure? - WebProNews

Twitter's Two-Step Authentication Feature: Success or Failure? - WebProNews | 2FA | Scoop.it
Twitter's Two-Step Authentication Feature: Success or Failure?
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Recently introduced 2-step authentication on Twitter actually increases risks of being locked out of one's account (for the purpose of reducing account takover risk). inWebo is developing authentication solutions where users don't have to balance these risks.

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Two-factor authentication is good, but social media services can't stop there

Two-factor authentication is good, but social media services can't stop there | 2FA | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is the latest web company to add two-factor authentication to protect a user’s password and account. But is that really the best companies can do?

Via Don Dea
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Not to mention that SMS is a very raw form of 2FA, adding to the friction and to the difficulty to recover one's accounts, and prone to massive attacks from determined people. So, SMS is good, but we can't stop there: frictionless, persistent, and user-centric strong authentication is the realistic next step. And it's already available from inWebo.

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Don Dea's curator insight, June 2, 2013 2:13 AM

LinkedIn is the latest company to announce that it’s added two-factor authentication to protect user accounts, and it’s a welcome addition from the company that’s experienced significant security breaches in the past. Twitter finally added it last month (after going far too long without it) and Apple and Microsoft have added it in recent months as well. Facebook added its own version of two-factor authentication in 2011, and Google has had it for much longer.

But two-factor authentication, which essentially asks you to confirm your identity with a second code from a device like a smartphone when you go to enter your password, is just a start. Many people have written why two-factor authentication won’t solve all your security needs — it’s certainly not a foolproof way to prevent attacks as the sophistication of hackers evolves to target specific individuals in an organization.

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Passwords, Security and the Future of Authentic...

Passwords, Security and the Future of Authentic... | 2FA | Scoop.it
Are passwords dead? According to Wired's Mat Honan, they ought to be. Honan is the technology journalist who was hacked last year. In just a few minutes, his entire digital life, including photos of his young daughter, disappeared.
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What Internet users can do about their passwords ... as long as most service providers don't take the appropriate measure: user-centric strong authentication

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