[kwlug-disc] OT: Hotmail/Yahoo account breakins

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 13:35:05 EST 2013


This is rather timely:  How Gmail cut account hijacking 99.7%.

http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/02/an-update-on-our-war-against-account.html

Darcy.


On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 8:30 PM, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 01:43:31PM -0500, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> >
> > Using the NoScript plugin to block Javascript, XSS and CSRF is probably
> > *the* one most effective form of protection. I'm surprised (and
> > dismayed) that you're not going to recommend NoScript.
>
> We both know how much babysitting this plugin takes to administrate.
>
> I heartily recommend NoScript and friends to those who are willing to
> configure it. It is not appropriate for general usage on public
> machines, in my opinion. (My opinion may be wrong.)
>
> Unfortunately many of the best ways we can protect ourselves against
> badware are fairly user unfriendly, which is why we have all given up
> on computers and turned to mobile devices instead. (Surely that will
> never backfire on us, right?)
>
> - Paul
>
>
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