Re: LinkedIn phishing?

Subject: Re: LinkedIn phishing?
From: Ken Stitzel <kstitzel -at- symplified -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 12:31:30 -0600

Lauren,

Cool. The security buzzword for this is "strong authentication". Sure,
someone could kidnap you and force you to use the fob. (Though of course we
hope not!) But it would be pretty hard for someone to crack your account by
accessing it online without the bog.

I have documented setting up some of these kinds of applications with my
company's products--and I'm sure we'll see a lot more in the future as
people try to keep the internet/cloud secure.

Adage of security people: the most secure software is either: a) software
that doesn't do anything, or b) software that is never installed. ;-)


On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Lauren wrote:

I really like how PayPal and eBay have handled password security. My
PayPal account was hacked a few years ago and $50 was taken. I got my
money back and PayPal sent me a numeric password fob. I don't remember
what the device is called, but it appends a 6-digit code to the end of my
password that changes every 30 seconds.

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References:
LinkedIn phishing?: From: Mark Giffin
Re: LinkedIn phishing?: From: William Gaffga
RE: LinkedIn phishing?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: LinkedIn phishing?: From: Lauren

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