This is a somewhat chilling story. I certainly agree that Authenticator is a stronger solution, especially for those people more apt to be targeted.
Just a couple of the many articles discussing the 2014 breach of Yahoo that has just now been brought to light…enjoy.
Please review your Firefox installations and update accordingly.
If you were looking for a reason to upgrade your Mac to MacOS Sierra beyond the novelty of talking to Siri, these security fixes should do the trick. I recommend the OS update.
Please review your WordPress installations and patch accordingly.
Though I love job security as much as the next person, these statistics are not a good thing. We need more IT security professionals in the market and coming down the pipeline to meet the threats we are facing head on. I agree that young, less experienced talent needs to be given a chance and grown within business to succeed. I have worked with team members new to security who in a short period of time met and then exceeded my expectations.
This is important data to consider as trends like this in Europe tend to ultimately influence the US and overall market strategy. The US traditionally lags behind Europe and Asia by 3 to 5 years in terms of adoption of new technologies, especially in the payments space. Chip and Pin is a great example.
This is certainly a nostalgia post and not related to any pressing security issues. As someone who touched a keyboard for the first time on an Apple II and IIe, this brings back memories.
Given the many security challenges and loopholes in the new Windows 10 OS, combined with Microsoft’s new all or nothing patching strategy, another alternative OS and hardware platform is always welcome. I am thrilled to see Dell embracing dedicated hardware configurations for these Linux flavors. Add in MacOS and we are starting to see real options beyond the legacy footprint of MS Windows.