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For the most part, we're taught from a young age to try and work well with others. Sharing, caring, and not hogging all of the spotlight is generally in one's best interest. So much for that. Yahoo has announced that it will cease letting users login to various services (including its popular Fantasy Football and photo-sharing Flickr sites) with anything other than a User ID from Yahoo. Previously, users were allowed to login via their Google or Facebook profiles -- a fairly standard practice across the Web. Creating a new ID for each site can be a hinderence, and enabling people to use logins... Read more...
One of Nintendo’s main fan sites, Club Nintendo, was reportedly the subject of nearly 24,000 illicit logins over the course of the last month, which led to cybercriminals possibly making off with people’s real names and personal information such as email addresses, physical addresses, and phone numbers. Club Nintendo lets users accrue gamer points, or “coins”, which they can then trade in for promotional items; fortunately, though, the points are not related to real currency in any way, and Club Nintendo apparently doesn’t have any financial data for its users, so... Read more...
Mozilla is working on a project that could eliminate the need for passwords and the sign-up/verification processes on websites. Mozilla's BrowserID is an experimental way of logging in to websites. BrowserID uses the verified email protocol and aims to offer a streamlined user experience. After a user proves ownership of an email address, they will be able to use that address with BrowserID to sign in to websites quickly and easily—no passwords or further verification of your email address are necessary. Introducing BrowserID: A better way to sign in Jul 14, 2011 — by millsd Today we’re... Read more...
You don't have to have any rhythm to do the Google Two-Step, which isn't a dance, but a much more secure log-in process. It was previously only available to Google Apps customers, but in a blog post on Thursday, the sultan of search announced it was extending the functionality to all users. So what exactly is this new-fangled two-step verification process, you ask? "2-step verification requires two independent factors for authentication, much like you might see on your banking website: your password, plus a code obtained using your phone," Google explains. Over the next few days, Google will add... Read more...