Most of us aren’t buying and selling drugs on AlphaBay, but its new security practices should make companies that rely on online purchases to stand up and take notice. The darkweb site, which features “drugs, stolen data and hacking tools” now requires two-factor authentication (using PGP/GPG) for all logins in addition to a seven-word phrase to recover passwords. Typical sites use easily-researched clues like your mother’s maiden name, favorite sports team, or high school mascot. You’ll also have to use a four digit PIN to transfer bitcoin to your personal wallet. AlphaBay deployed these new measures to prevent phishing, a…

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