Kim Dotcom has stated on Twitter that he invented two-factor authentication, just hours after the social media site announced support for the security measure.
In the tweet, Dotcom also claims he invented a bunch of other stuff including connected cars, automated stock trading and of course, cloud storage.
In another tweet he shouts out to Google, Facebook and Twitter, saying that can use his patent for free, but asks for them to help funding his defence. Dotcom is currently fighting a court case with the US government over Megaupload.
Dotcom says he has the patent to prove his claim, pointing Twitter followers to the ‘Methods of authorising in data transmission systems’ patent, which was filed in 1998 and published two years later.
Twitter has announced that it will introduce two-factor authentication using mobile phone verification.
“Today we’re introducing a new security feature to better protect your Twitter account: login verification,” reads Twitter’s official blog post on the matter.
“This is a form of two-factor authentication. When you sign in to twitter.com, there’s a second check to make sure it’s really you. You’ll be asked to register a verified phone number and a confirmed email address.”