The Atlanta Falcons are using a new security strategy to deter criminals from using their team’s Twitter account to spread malicious code.
A team spokesman said Friday that they are using three security features to deter malicious code: 1.
a) installing a new “supercookbook” in every device and using it to verify every tweet, 2.
creating a new account for every team member and sending each tweet a new password and the encrypted version of their account information to prove that the account was created for the right user, and 3.
the use of the new “virtual password” that is created on the team’s mobile app.
The company said they have also added a new verification process to every player’s account to ensure that he is using the correct email address.
Twitter is also cracking down on malicious behavior.
For example, Twitter said Thursday that it had stopped the use and sale of a bot that was used to spam Twitter users.
“Twitter is taking action to prevent this from happening again,” the company said.
We are working to fix the bot and remove the account, and are encouraging users to report suspicious accounts,” the tweet said.
Twitter also said it has banned more than 2,000 accounts in the past week.
More:Twitter will make additional changes to the way it alerts users when they have been affected by spam, it said in a blog post.
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