Almost 4 years ago I wrote a post titled ‘The Epic Hacking of Mat Honan and Our Identity Challenge‘. In it I examined how hackers exploited the ways in which our online accounts are daisy chained together through poor password recovery and KBA based systems to systematically take over Mat Honan’s digital life. 4 years
Tag: Password Recovery Techniques
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Wired has the kind of article that will make all of us leading highly digitized lives (is that the right term?) wake up in a cold sweat. While the title – How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking – may strike many as sensationalist, the article does a good job of
Jackson Shaw just wrote about a website called goodsecurityquestions.com. As the name indicates, it’s a site that purports to distinguish between good and bad questions to employ when setting up for your identity re-verification challenges (for when you forget your password or need to execute a high-value transaction, for instance). The same site also (correctly)
The answer is: Plenty. In a nutshell, here is what happened as I understand it: A hacker named Hacker Croll (who has been a pain in Twitter’s behind for a while now) was able to gain access to the Gmail accounts of various twitter employees, including founder Evan Williams. He was then able to use