The L0pht hacker group testified before the Senate in 1998 and told the lawmakers they could take down the Internet in 30 minutes or less because of a vulnerability in the BGP protocol.
As CISO of LinkedIn, Cory Scott understands the importance of matching people to the right team. Instead of looking for specific skills or job titles, he asks people for their personal narratives.
Hacking and disinformation have merged to become the favored methods of political parties, nations, and individual attackers.
Cryptocurrency crime is expanding beyond ransomware to in-browser mining and nation-state attacks.
As the L0pht hacker group matured new members like Mudge and Dildog joined and the group began publishing security advisories on Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Technology promised to make things better, but we are getting far less than what we were promised. Add security into the mix, and things have gone terribly wrong in the usability department. We need to look at security as a process and consider the impact of all the steps; not be solely focused on individual steps.
Here are some recommendations for what we’d like to see online services do while monitoring their platform for account fraud. While some of them apply specifically to account recovery, but recommendations focus on improving overall account security.
An examination of 12 popular web services show distinct differences in how different providers implement account recovery. They all have different options, but Facebook and GitHub offers some of the best security options on the list.
There is no point in worrying whether attackers can abuse account recovery to take control of your account, if the attacker can just bypass basic controls and access your account. Here is a list of recommended security settings for the 12 popular services we looked at.
We tend to think of phone numbers as part of our identity, and that impression is reinforced when we use our phone numbers to register for mobile apps. For many mobile apps, however, phone number is a handy username. We are still looking for a proper identifier in the mobile world.
Born from the Boston BBS scene of the 1980s, the L0pht emerged in the 1990s as one of the more influential hacker groups ever and helped spawn the security industry as we know it today.
Newcomers to information security frequently don't know where to begin, and industry veterans need information that goes beyond the initial news to understand the implications and impact.
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Less than 10 percent of active Google accounts use two-step verification (2SV) to secure access to their services, like Gmail. While experts commonly favor using two-factor authentication or password managers, these tools are virtually absent from the security posture of regular users.
Pawn Storm (aka Fancy Bear) has been attempting to phish webmail accounts for many years now, targeting U.S. senators and political organizations across the world, according to a recent Trend Micro report.