Twitter's new two factor authentication system will be welcomed by some users, but ignored by others who will find it a nuisance.
Notably, it's unlikely to be much use at all to media companies who have suffered at the hands of hackers, as Graham Cluley explains.
Attackers could - until Google issued a fix last Thursday, that is - bypass Google accounts' two-step login verification, reset a user's master password, and gain full profile control, just by capturing a user's application-specific password.
Just a few days after Twitter reset passwords and revoked session tokens for 250,000 possibly hacked user accounts, the king of social media succinctness has apparently taken its first step toward two-factor authentication.
A few weeks ago, Dropbox reported a data breach and promised two-factor authentication as part of its security response.
The good news is that the company is already starting to deliver on that promise...
Password policies are the enemy of security, the developer of a password analyzing tool concludes, while a vendor pushes it further to decree that password security is, basically, toast.
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