Twitter’s Support account published the following announcement on Tuesday: We recently found that some email addresses and phone numbers provided for account security may have been used unintentionally for advertising purposes. This is no longer happening and we wanted to give you more clarity around the situation: https://t.co/bBLQHwDHeQ — Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 8, 2019 Then, in the linked post, they proceeded not to give a lot of clarity. “We recently discovered that when you … More
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The apparent ease with which SIM hijacking attacks are being perpetrated to get the targets’ second authentication factor for crucial accounts (online banking, cryptocurrency exchange, online wallet) must have raised some doubts about the security of multi-factor authentication (MFA) – and rightly so. What users need to know and accept is that not all MFA options are equally secure but that, generally, they are all a safer option than using just a password. “Use of … More
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The popularity of Google’s Password Checkup Chrome extension has spurred the company to build the technology into Google Account’s Password Manager and the Chrome browser. Unlike the Chrome extension, these new implementations won’t just point out unsafe username/password combinations due to known third-party breaches, but will also warn users about widely (re)used and weak passwords and provide actionable recommendations to improve their security. Solving password problems Passwords are here to stay. And, unfortunately, bad habits … More
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As more U.S. consumers use digital platforms when engaging with insurance companies, new fraud challenges are likely to arise for insurance carriers, according to TransUnion and iovation. Among the 10 billion global online transactions iovation screened from Sept. 2018 to Sept. 2019, it identified 9.14% as risky in the insurance industry compared to 5.09% across all industries. “The advantages of an online insurance offering is undeniable. It makes business processes more efficient and the consumer … More
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