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How safe is your favourite website?

Post by Sidewalker » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:32 pm

How safe is your favourite website? From Facebook to Trip Advisor the best and worst offenders for cybersecurity have been revealed. ... bsite.html
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Re: How safe is your favourite website?

Post by JaceMon » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:28 am

Two-factor authentication may not be a good measure of cyber security robustness these days.
The promise of two-factor began to unravel early on. By 2014, criminals targeting Bitcoin services were finding ways around the extra security, either by intercepting software tokens or more elaborate account-recovery schemes. In some cases, attackers went after phone carrier accounts directly, setting up last-minute call-forwarding arrangements to intercept codes in transit. Drawn by the possibility of thousand-dollar payouts, criminals were willing to go further than the average hacker. The attacks continue to be a real issue for Bitcoin users: just last month, entrepreneur Cody Brown lost $8,000 through a Verizon customer support hack.

Outside of Bitcoin, it’s become clear that most two-factor systems don’t stand up against sophisticated users. Documents published this month by The Intercept show Russian groups targeting US election officials had a ready-made plan for accounts with two-factor, harvesting confirmation codes using the same methods they used to grab passwords. In another case reported by Symbolic Software founder Nadim Kobeissi, a maliciously registered device let attackers break through a target’s two-factor protection even after the system had been reset.

Not all two-factor is created equal. Here’s a rundown of which varieties are better, and which should be avoided altogether.


The most secure form of two-factor is a hardware token. The most popular is the Yubikey, which works for Google, Facebook, and a bunch of other major services. Thanks to the FIDO spec, it can’t be spoofed even if you stick it in the wrong computer.

Good Enough

If you don’t want to shell out for a security key, your best bet is a dedicated app like Authy or Google Authenticator. They can sometimes have account reset issues, but they’re an easy way to get most of the protection two-factor has to offer.


SMS has been at the center of a lot of two-factor hacks, most recently as a way to hijack Telegram accounts in Iran. High-security accounts are already moving away from it, but a frightening number of services still keep it as an option, giving anyone who compromises your carrier account an easy way in. ... urity-mess
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Re: How safe is your favourite website?

Post by John Bingham » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:31 am

I'm not sure how safe is anymore, I keep getting all these nasty pop-ups when I look on there.
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Re: How safe is your favourite website?

Post by willieaames » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:49 pm

JaceMon wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:28 am
Two-factor authentication may not be a good measure of cyber security robustness these days.

Agreed, one of my friend got robbed online, some one had run fb campaign under his credit card name and he wont even notified by sms or email.
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