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AP Twitter hijacking proves need for better authentication, encryption

Thor Olavsrud | April 24, 2013
The Associated Press's Twitter account was hijacked this afternoon and used to tweet a false message that reported two explosions at the White House had left U.S. President Barack Obama injured. One security expert says the incident underscores the need to adopt out-of-band two-factor authentication and keystroke encryption.

"In the past three years, if the world had out-of-band authentication and keystroke encryption on everyone's computer, probably greater than 95 percent of corporate data breaches and identity theft cases would have been prevented," Waller adds.


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