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Google+ Sign-In Sounds Simple For Users, But Lacks The Personal Info And Distribution Devs Need

Hack reveals Apple, Amazon's gaping security flaws

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Wired writer Mat Honan got hacked over the weekend, and lost almost everything. His MacBook, iPad, and iPhone were all linked to Apple’s iCloud, and the hackers used that service to wipe everything on all three devices, including all the photos he’d taken of his one-year-old daughter. They also...
Hack reveals Apple, Amazon's gaping security flaws

Twitter adds two-factor login verification via SMS (video)

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Twitter just boosted its security with a new two-factor login method. The new option, which was announced in the form of a YouTube video, oddly enough, allows users to require a verification code each time they log in. Once enabled, Twitter will send a code to your phone each...
Twitter adds two-factor login verification via SMS (video)

Evernote's John McGeachie on business expansion, the shift to mobile and an update on two-factor authentication

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Evernote Business has only been around since last summer, but it's already having an impact on how teams far and wide keep track of what's on the collective mind. The division's vice president John McGeachie sat down with us for a bit at The Next Web Conference this week...
Evernote's John McGeachie on business expansion, the shift to mobile and an update on two-factor authentication

10gen introduces a backup option for MongoDB

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There’s no question that MongoDB is popular among developers. 10gen, the company behind the NoSQL database, has been building out its executive team. Now 10gen is adding a support mechanism that could give users some assurance that they won’t lose their data in the event of a disaster. The MongoDB...
10gen introduces a backup option for MongoDB

Zeus botnet steals $47M from European bank customers

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New variant dubbed 'Eurograbber' intercepts bank text messages sent to mobile phones to defeat two-factor authentication process. [Read more]...
Zeus botnet steals $47M from European bank customers

RSA teams to bolster security for Apple, Google, RIM devices

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RSA, the security division of EMC, today said it would collaborate with several mobile and virtualization platform vendors to integrate RSA two-factor authentication and risk-detection technologies....
RSA teams to bolster security for Apple, Google, RIM devices

A bad day in Twitterland

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It's becoming increasing clear that Twitter needs to follow Google, Microsoft and Apple in providing two-factor authentication sooner rather than later. [Read more]...
A bad day in Twitterland

Google takes on Facebook Connect with Google+ Sign-In, launches with Shazam, Fitbit, Banjo and more

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Google is not fine with letting Facebook and Twitter dominate the social network space anymore. Today, the company announced the release of its Google+ Sign-In offering, giving developers the opportunity to integrate Google+ right into mobile and Web applications. In honor of its launch day, Google is also sharing that...
Google takes on Facebook Connect with Google+ Sign-In, launches with Shazam, Fitbit, Banjo and more
Microsoft reportedly preparing two-factor authentication for Outlook.com accounts

Evernote 5.0 for Android Adds Shortcuts, Photo Features

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Evernote released a major update to its Android app today, bringing a revamped design and more camera-related features to the note-taking app. Evernote 5.0 is available now from the Google Play store, and offers a new Multi-shot Camera mode that allows you to take multiple pictures at once and save...
Evernote 5.0 for Android Adds Shortcuts, Photo Features

Security experts applaud Apple's new two-factor authentication

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Apple this week followed the lead of rivals like Facebook, Google and Microsoft, offering two-step authentication to help customers secure their Apple IDs against hacking....
Security experts applaud Apple's new two-factor authentication

Dropbox enables two-factor verification in "experimental build"

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Roughly a month after Dropbox said it would offer two-factor authentication, the cloud-based storage company has quietly done so in an experimental build of the application. In the wake of the Mat Honan hack and Dropbox’s own security problems, the company seems to have taken a stronger tactic for hardening user accounts. In...
Dropbox enables two-factor verification in "experimental build"

Twitter's two-factor authentication implementation can be abused, researchers say

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Twitter's SMS-based, two-factor authentication feature could be abused to lock users who don't have it enabled out of their accounts if attackers gain access to their log-in credentials, according to researchers from Finnish antivirus vendor F-Secure....
Twitter's two-factor authentication implementation can be abused, researchers say

Gillmor Gang: Remote Wipe

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took to the airwaves with a mid-summer tour of Twitter’s third party clampdown, whether Minecraft is the future of software development, why two-factor authentication wouldn’t have stopped the Wired hack, and the usual push notification...
Gillmor Gang: Remote Wipe
PassBan adds a new level of security to your smartphone

LinkedIn Adds Two-Factor Authentication; Following Twitter, Facebook, Google & Others

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LinkedIn announced they have added the two-factor authentication option for users to help protect their accounts on the popular business-focused social network. LinkedIn said they have added an “optional feature that adds another layer of security to your LinkedIn sign-in: two-step... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
LinkedIn Adds Two-Factor Authentication; Following Twitter, Facebook, Google & Others

Find out just how weak your password choices are with My1Login's test page

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The password management service My1Login offers a smart way to remember all of those passwords and key phrases by literally boiling them all down to one. Now it is also offering a Web page where visitors can find out why they might need a password manager and measure the strength...
Find out just how weak your password choices are with My1Login's test page
Twilio Says It Is The Fastest Growing Short Code Provider In The U.S.

Evernote plans two-factor authentication following last week's hack

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In a move that's often more reactive than proactive these days, Evernote has shared plans to add two-factor authentication to its login process. This latest announcement follows last week's hacking attack and subsequent site-wide password reset, and will be available to all of the site's 50 million users beginning...
Evernote plans two-factor authentication following last week's hack

Twitter looks to add two-factor authentication to stop password hacks

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Twitter is looking to add another layer of protection to its user authentication. After having at least 250,000 accounts' passwords compromised in an attack against its service last week, Twitter apparently plans to implement two-factor authentication as an option to help users better protect their accounts—or at least it's...
Twitter looks to add two-factor authentication to stop password hacks
Toopher funding gives location-based two factor authentication a boost

Botnet steals $47M from 30K European bank accounts by infecting PCs, Android and BlackBerry devices

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Security firm Check Point has unearthed a new case study detailing how more than €36 million ($47 million) was stolen from more than 30,000 corporate and private banking customers across Europe. The cybercriminals behind the schemed conducted a highly sophisticated attack featuring malware infecting both PCs and mobile devices. Check...
Botnet steals $47M from 30K European bank accounts by infecting PCs, Android and BlackBerry devices
Two-Factor Authentication Is For Wusses, Get A Tattoo

Two-factor authentication finally heading to Microsoft Accounts

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Microsoft Accounts—the credentials used for Hotmail, Outlook.com, the Windows Store, and other Microsoft services—will soon offer two-factor authentication to ensure that accounts can't be compromised through disclosure of the password alone. Revealed by LiveSide, the two factor authentication will use a phone app—which is already available for Windows Phone,...
Two-factor authentication finally heading to Microsoft Accounts

iTwin SecureBox adds hardware encryption to your Dropbox account

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"The cloud," you've probably heard about it by now. It's this vast intangible place where you can put things. Things like emails and notes and files. But you've probably also heard about how vulnerable stuff in the cloud is and about how nefarious hackers can hijack your accounts to...
iTwin SecureBox adds hardware encryption to your Dropbox account

Microsoft Acquires PhoneFactor To Keep Hackers From Destroying Your Life

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Microsoft wants to make sure that its customers don't suffer the fate of Wired's Mat Honan. Today they acquired a tiny 50-person company, PhoneFactor, that turns your cell phone into a password-verification device for an undisclosed sum. Hackers nearly destroyed Honan's digital life two months ago. On the hunt for...
Microsoft Acquires PhoneFactor To Keep Hackers From Destroying Your Life

The Four Critical Security Flaws that Resulted in Last Friday's Hack

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A core value CloudFlare is that security information should be shared between organizations to make the entire Internet safer. That is how CloudFlare's systems work: if one site is attacked, data about that attack is immediately shared with the rest of the network so other sites can be safe....
The Four Critical Security Flaws that Resulted in Last Friday's Hack

App.net beefs up security with two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords

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App.net on Wednesday announced two new features for its service: two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords. Both measures should significantly beef up security on the social network, a welcome move following the recent slew of Twitter account hacks last month. For those who don’t know, two-factor authentication protects your account by...
App.net beefs up security with two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords

5 serious business alternatives to Dropbox

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The word "breach" can send shivers down your spine. When it comes to data storage in the cloud, it's even more worrisome. Several weeks ago, Dropbox announced that the passwords for thousands of users had been stolen, leading some business executives to mandate that employees stop using the service....
5 serious business alternatives to Dropbox
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