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Two Factor Authentication Using SMS

Did you know that two factor authentication that uses text messages to send the code is inherently insecure?  We have known for years that a hacker with equipment costing about $1k can easily intercept our text messages.  We also know that a username/password combination by itself is generally not sufficient to secure a bank account. […]

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Thieves drain 2fa-protected bank accounts by abusing SS7 routing protocol

Enlarge (credit: Raimond Spekking) A known security hole in the networking protocol used by cellphone providers around the world played a key role in a recent string of attacks that drained bank customer accounts, according to a report published Wednesday. The unidentified attackers exploited weaknesses in Signalling System No. 7, a telephony signaling language that […]

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Waymo to judge: Stop Uber from using our trade secrets, ASAP

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO – In a packed courtroom today, lawyers for Google’s Waymo self-driving car division made their case that Uber’s self-driving car chief should be kicked off the job by judicial order. Anthony Levandowski, a former Google employee who now works on Uber’s self-driving car project, has been accused by Google of stealing trade […]