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Failures in Twitter’s Two-Factor Authentication System

Schneier on Security

Twitter is having intermittent problems with its two-factor authentication system: Not all users are having problems receiving SMS authentication codes, and those who rely on an authenticator app or physical authentication token to secure their Twitter account may not have reason to test the mechanism.

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Mobile Malware Uses Deepfakes, Social Engineering to Bypass Biometric Authentication

SecureWorld News

A sophisticated form of mobile malware dubbed "GoldPickaxe" has been uncovered, which collects facial recognition data to produce deepfake videos, enabling hackers to bypass biometric authentication protections on banking apps. The hackers rely heavily on social engineering tactics to distribute the malware.


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Problems with Multifactor Authentication

Schneier on Security

Roger Grimes on why multifactor authentication isn’t a panacea : The first time I heard of this issue was from a Midwest CEO. His organization had been hit by ransomware to the tune of $10M. Operationally, they were still recovering nearly a year later. And, embarrassingly, it was his most trusted VP who let the attackers in.

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Artificial Intelligence: The Evolution of Social Engineering

Security Through Education

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, social engineering has undergone significant transformations over the years, propelled by advancements in technology. This article delves into the historical shifts in social engineering tactics and explores how adversaries embrace new technologies to achieve their objectives.

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How social engineering is related to Cybersecurity

CyberSecurity Insiders

Social engineering is a term used to describe the manipulation of people into revealing sensitive information or performing actions that they otherwise wouldn’t. Social engineering is an age-old tactic that is often used in phishing attacks. In conclusion, social engineering is a significant threat to cybersecurity.

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GUEST ESSAY: Why it’s high time for us to rely primarily on passwordless authentication

The Last Watchdog

Today, bad actors are ruthlessly skilled at cracking passwords – whether through phishing attacks, social engineering, brute force, or buying them on the dark web. The next big thing is passwordless authentication. First and foremost, most solutions rely on connected devices like mobile phones to authenticate users.

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Social engineering attacks target Okta customers to achieve a highly privileged role

Security Affairs

Identity services provider Okta warned customers of social engineering attacks carried out by threat actors to obtain elevated administrator permissions. Okta is warning customers of social engineering attacks carried out in recent weeks by threat actors to obtain elevated administrator permissions.