Twitter adds support for login verification with a USB key
Twitter has taken a step towards providing better security by adding support for login verification through physical USB security keys, such as YubiKey. Twitter said that the above exercise was a part of a two-factor authentication process and will protect Twitter accounts from being hacked. The new tool will allow users to use a security key instead of having a code sent to your phone. Source: Engadget.
Florida Is Creating Its Own Crypto Czar
The cryptocurrency fever is gripping the world while there is little or no regulation to regulate the flow of money. Florida became the first US state to announce a position of a statewide cryptocurrency chief to protect investors and oversee how state laws apply to the industry. The United States remains the top market for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and has been thinking about bringing a federal law to regulate how the cryptocurrency market operates. Read more about Florida’s efforts to protect state investors in cryptocurrencies from frauds on Coin Desk.
Comcast suffers another possible data breach
Top US cable provider, Comcast may have been breached by unknown hackers according to ZDNet. ZDNet notified the cable company that one of its web pages had the potential to expose private customer information to unauthorized users. Comcast immediately shut down an API on its sites that recognizes customer IP addresses and allows them to access nearest store location and various account data. According to ZDNet, an anonymous internet security firm made the publication aware that an unauthorized user who somehow managed to hijack a Comcast Wi-Fi account could get customer information.
Wi-Fi security is starting to get its biggest upgrade in over a decade
If you use your Wi-Fi router for accessing the Internet, soon you will have additional security tool at your command. The Wi-Fi Alliance has begun certifying products that support WPA3, the successor to the WPA2 security protocol. WPA3 protocol makes it harder for hackers to crack your password by guessing it over and over again or using dictionary attacks. Another feature of the new standard is that it limits what data hackers can see even once they’ve uncovered the passcode. Read all about the new WPA3 protocol for Wi-Fi routers on The Verge.
Read why Juliette Rizkallah says it is time to rebrand cyber security. According to her cybersecurity has a bad reputation, and now is the time to rebrand it, showcasing it for what it really is: an industry full of opportunities, challenges and rewards. Read her analytical article on Forbes.