Two-step authentication using a mobile device has been available on Twitter for some time already, but the service had yet to expand to other countries around the world; this is now happening.
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Google has rolled out a new dashboard that lets you view all devices and where they are located in the world that have accessed your account, as well as a wizard that lets you beef up the security.
Almost five million Gmail accounts were compromised on Tuesday and the details of those accounts posted online, Google has responded by saying their servers were not breached, indicating brute-force.
Under Yahoo, Tumblr has become the latest web-based service to offer two factor authentication for logins in order to provide additional security to users and counter unsolicited login attempts.
Microsoft has added a number of new features to the desktop version of Lync 2013, including the long awaited introduction of two-factor authentication to the business chat application.
Mega founder Kim Dotcom claims he holds the patent for two-factor authentication and says he may sue other companies that are using it, like Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook and more.
Twitter has announced it has started rolling out its new two-factor authentication option to help protect accounts for its users, which includes sending a SMS message to a phone to confirm logins.
Twitter is reportedly testing an optional two-factor authentication method for its accounts, although it's currently unknown when the option will be made available to the public.