Kim Dotcom May Be Shooting Himself In The Foot

Law360, New York (July 03, 2013, 11:21 AM ET) -- Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom[1] recently claimed via Twitter that he is the inventor and patent-holder of a two-step authentication method employed by social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Two-step authentication is a security system that enables websites to prevent unwanted access to their users’ accounts. These systems detect a user’s attempts to log in from an unrecognized source and, in response, supply the user, through a secure source, with an authorization code that may be used to verify the user’s identity.

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