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Lilbits: Roku kills private channels (goodbye porn and piracy), Google makes 2-factor authentication mandatory for more users

Roku is changing the way it allows developers to beta test channels… and that change will effectively close a loophole that has allowed companies and individual users to provide unofficial “private” channels over the years. One of the most obvious casualties will be porn sites, but there are thousands of different private channels that will […]

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Google to sell Titan Security key hardware for 2-factor authentication on computers and mobile devices

This week Krebs on Security reported that none of Google’s more than 85 thousand employees had fallen prey to phishing attacks since early 2017. That’s when the company issued physical security keys for 2-factor authentication (2FA) to all of its employees. Now Google plans to begin selling its own security keys to businesses and individuals. […]

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Synaptics multi-factor tech combines fingerprint, facial recognition for secure logins

Synaptics has been offering fingerprint sensor solutions for mobile devices for a while. But sometimes you want a little more assurance that only authorized people can unlock your phone, tablet, or notebook. So now Synaptics is adding a multi-factor solution that combines a fingerprint reader and facial recognition. If a device maker adopts the new […]