After @N hijack, software engineer starts two-factor authentication directory

Software engineer and Iowa State computer science student Josh Davis has created a website dedicated to comparing how online services employ (or don't employ) two-factor authentication.

Every day we entrust our private information—whether it be credit card numbers, e-mails, or other data stored on personal accounts—to any number of Web-based services. And comparing security across a swath of websites can be a time-munching chore for even the most experienced consumer. Davis' new site,, hopes to make those decisions easier.

Davis wrote in a blog post over the weekend that after the high-profile hijacking of Naoki Hiroshima's valuable @N Twitter handle, he decided to transfer his domains to a new registrar. He noticed how hard it was to find information on which services used two-factor authentication and which didn't.

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