In my latest piece for Wired, I interviewed a notorious 15 year old responsible for some of the biggest hacks of 2012, and disclosed (now remedied) methods for socially engineering your way into PayPal and Aol accounts.
I think it was pretty great and/or eye-opening and you should read it.
Amazon, Apple, Aol, and Paypal have all changed their security procedures in the wake of Wired’s stories that began with my hacking. But they certainly aren’t the last companies with major social security flaws, and, really, nothing is solved.
Want an eye opening experience? Try calling your ISP (or your bank!) and asking for a password reset. Flub the answers to your security questions. See what happens.
There is no account security.
Mat has me completely traumatised. Yes, seriously.
— From SF.
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