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News ByteTwitter’s recent security snafus.
News Bytewidely publicized security breach, Evernote said it planned to add additional security features to its product, according to a statement made to Information Week on Tuesday. The plan is to roll out “two-factor authentication” later in the year, which typically involves sending a code to a user’s separate device (often a cellphone) that is then used during login. Google and Facebook both use the security feature.
News Byteannounced on Thursday, making it less likely for users to receive fake spam emails from a Twitter.com email address. It’s a fight to combat password phishing, especially in an escalating series of hacking incidents over the past few months.
News ByteMoxie Marlinspike denied reports that U.S. Twitter account holders are susceptible to an SMS-reliant hack where outsiders could post tweets to user accounts. After stories of the hack surfaced early in the week, Marlinspike pointed out that the vulnerability is only relevant to non-U.S. Twitter users, and was addressed in 2007.