Twitter Enables Two-Factor Authentication

Responding to a wave of high-profile account takeovers in recent months, Twitter has implemented a phone-based two-factor authentication scheme that will require a numerical code along with a username and password when users log in to their accounts. The feature, known as login verification, is similar to one used by Google in its Gmail service.

The news that the attack on Google in 2009 also compromised a database holding warrants for lawful intercept surveillance on users has raised fears about the security of national security data on private networks. Cyberspionage operations pose a serious threat to national security, and these attacks are increasing. Dennis Fisher spoke with Anup Ghosh of Invincea about the nature of the threat and what can be done to address it.

Google has released Chrome 27, a new version of its browser that includes a long list of security fixes, many of which are for high-risk vulnerabilities. The company handed out more than $14,000 in rewards to researchers who reported bugs fixed in the latest iteration of Chrome.

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