Twitter tightens security for politicians and journalists

first_imgThe safety team said it was applying lessons learned from prior incidents.Hackers in July took over dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts with an attack that tricked a handful of employees into giving up their credentials, according to the company.The incident by bitcoin scammers stemmed from a “spear phishing” attack which deceived employees about the origin of the messages, Twitter said.While that massive hack duped people out of money, it sparked concerns that legitimate accounts could be commandeered by malicious characters out to sway elections or cause conflict.Twitter and other social media platforms are under pressure to stop being used to spread misinformation or exacerbate social division, ahead of the US presidential election in November. Twitter on Thursday said it is tightening security of high-profile politicians, campaigns and journalists as a “critical preventative step” ahead of the US presidential election.Twitter will be implementing more sophisticated systems to detect suspicious activity and ramp up defenses intended to thwart hackers from taking over accounts, according to the social media platform popular with US President Donald Trump.”Implementing these security measures is a critical preventative step,” the tech firm’s safety team said in a blog post. Twitter maintained that it is “focused on keeping high-profile accounts on Twitter safe and secure during the 2020 US election.”Accounts targeted for heightened security include federal and state politicians; political parties; candidates; presidential campaigns, and journalists who cover them.Such accounts will be required to use strong passwords, and Twitter will enable a setting that requires confirmation by email or phone number to reset passwords.Twitter also encouraged people managing those accounts to use two-factor authentication that requires a back-up validation, for example a confirmation code sent by text message, when logging in.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Amuneke Teams up with Parreira, Van Basten, Bora for Russia 2018…

first_imgOther football greats in the 2018 TSG include former Super Eagles handler Bora Milutinovic who led the three-time African champions to a second round finish at France ’98.Others include; Carlos Alberto Parreira, Alessandro Nesta, Andy Roxburgh and Marco van Basten.The group will be headed by Parreira, a FIFA World Cup-winning coach, who, along with Milutinović, holds the record for coaching the highest number of five different teams at FIFA’s showpiece event.Asked about the upcoming World Cup, Parreira said: “I’m expecting to see football where teams play as teams and defend with as many players as possible, pressing and then breaking forward at speed. Very compact teams, with lots of players behind the ball, closing down space and playing at pace on the attack.”As indicated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Regulations, the TSG will be responsible for deciding on the following awards:· adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Boots for the leading goal-scorers (if two or more players score the same number of goals, the number of assists, as determined by the TSG members, will be decisive)· adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Balls for the best players· adidas Golden Glove Award for the best goalkeeper· Young Player Award for the best player born on or after 1 January 1997· Fair Play Award (the TSG will determine the ranking at the end of the final competition)At the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the TSG will produce a comprehensive technical report, including detailed statistics, which will be distributed among FIFA’s member associations.The TSG has been analysing FIFA’s competitions since the 1966 FIFA World Cup.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeFormer Super Eagles forward, Emmanuel Amuneke, is one of the six ex-internationals appointed to join FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) to provide technical and tactical insights into the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Amuneke who coached Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to win the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015, is the third Nigeria to be so appointed into the TSG. Former Eagles coaches, Adegboye Onigbinde and Sunday Oliseh had previously served in the elite group of football technocrats.last_img read more

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