SMS messaging as a second factor of authentication is certainly better than nothing, but it is also a clear step backward compared to a physical or soft token.
Speak the truth Mr. Krebs – preach it from the rooftops.
DOS and DDOS attacks are far from a thing of the past or something that is easily mitigated. Mr. Krebs has taught us that over the last week. Organizations should take their preparations very seriously.
This is an interesting read detailing the attack on Krebs’ website and his move to Google’s Project Shield. Enjoy!
This has been on the radar for some time thanks to the excellent work of Brian Krebs. Wendy’s is finally sharing more information and elaborating on the potential scope of the compromise.
Ironic for sure, but this breach makes sense simply because of how rich the target environment is. Verizon has a strong team of IT Security professionals, so I feel confident this will be handled appropriately and expeditiously.
And the ransomware band plays on for hospitals and medical providers. This is a very disturbing trend and needs to be more thoroughly addressed.
This is a very interesting article from Brian Krebs. If you have read his book, “Spam Nation”, you will certainly notice a similarity between the customer service being provided stolen card purchasers and the high levels of customer service that developed in the spam and counterfeit pharmaceutical trade of the early 2000’s. Even criminals recognize the need to please customers and generate return visits.
Color me intrigued by this new player in the home WIFI space. I will be doing a bit of my own research into this product, but it sounds like a potentially good option for those of us struggling to cover all the nooks and crannies of our homes in a secure fashion.
This article from Krebs is honestly quite disturbing. I am amazed that Wendy’s has managed to keep this under wraps to this point and avoid significant public scrutiny. Needless to say, my buying/eating habits have been adjusted accordingly.