Clef: Bitcoin Adoption and Phishing Protection

Clef: Bitcoin Adoption and Phishing Protection

Clef, a two-factor authentication platform, has recently gained traction in the Bitcoin space with companies like Koinify integrating it to secure their platform. Today, Clef announced True Logins, a new anti-phishing mechanism. Phishing is when an attacker disguises themselves and pretend to be another website. For example, an attacker might use faceboook.com, with three “o’s” so a user thinks they are on a normal, secure website. Then, if the user types in their password for the real site, the attacker can steal the user’s account. In fact, phishing attacks have been used to steal....


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