Google Warns of Increase in Attempted Account Hijackings

Status
Not open for further replies.

dalethepcman

Distinguished
Jul 1, 2010
542
0
18,940
2
I am so sick of the "what as your high school mascot, pets name, mothers name, first car" questions that you can actually just Google the person to get the answer too. Tada account hacked...

The two step authentication is nice, but can be cumbersome. The 255 character limit, custom created security Q&A, text message and recovery email is spectacular though.

Nothing like having a password of YouWillNeverDictionaryOrRainbowTableMeBecauseMyPasswordIsStupidLong!p.s.-hahaha
 

joytech22

Distinguished
Jun 4, 2008
651
0
18,930
0
[citation][nom]COLGeek[/nom]Hacking continues to evolve and geekdom must remain on guard, informed, and educated.[/citation]

So hard when our generation is so dumb..
Us geeks must let our fellow dummies know the risks and how to avoid them.
 

dextermat

Distinguished
Sep 21, 2007
634
0
19,010
54
Just saw Mandiant report and gmail is just high fail. Chinese can create gmail account then verify it even if they are in china without any problems. Afterwards, they use gmail for spear fishing and hacking into hotmail, gmail, PC, ect.

Bottom line gmail is a great hacking tool and let people using their service are just hacker target.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6p7FqSav6Ho
 

NuclearShadow

Distinguished
Sep 20, 2007
670
0
18,940
2
My Gmail password has 180 quinquavigintillion possibilities before reaching mine. And yes I mean that literally 180 quinquavigintillion. So if anyone gets into it they deserve to get into it.
 

Darkk

Distinguished
Oct 6, 2003
253
0
18,930
0
p@$$w0rd is the best ever! lol

Seriously.. beef up those passwords and use two step authentication. Yes it's a little annoying but much so when your account gets hacked.
 

ddpruitt

Honorable
Jun 4, 2012
227
0
10,860
7
[citation][nom]dalethepcman[/nom]I am so sick of the "what as your high school mascot, pets name, mothers name, first car" questions that you can actually just Google the person to get the answer too. Tada account hacked...The two step authentication is nice, but can be cumbersome. The 255 character limit, custom created security Q&A, text message and recovery email is spectacular though.Nothing like having a password of YouWillNeverDictionaryOrRainbowTableMeBecauseMyPasswordIsStupidLong!p.s.-hahaha[/citation]

Easy to break, dictionary attack will catch that password quick. Don't believe me? Check and see how many generators build passwords out of dictionary words.

Besides as I recall Google (and most others) only use the first 30ish characters regardless of the number you actually enter. Made for some fun with my bank password because it let me enter a 20 character password, afterwards I could never get back in. It only saved the first 16 so when I entered 20 it would always fail authentication.
 

A Bad Day

Distinguished
Nov 25, 2011
344
0
18,930
0
[citation][nom]azraa[/nom]123456best password ever.(just kidding)[/citation]

I broke into someone's WEP network using "1234" once.

And if the password guessing didn't work, I could've downloaded a WEP encryption cracking software...
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
D Streaming Video & TVs 0
E Streaming Video & TVs 1
P Streaming Video & TVs 4
Adom Streaming Video & TVs 2
R Streaming Video & TVs 0
R Streaming Video & TVs 0
R Streaming Video & TVs 0
B Streaming Video & TVs 4
L Streaming Video & TVs 2
N Streaming Video & TVs 2
T Streaming Video & TVs 3
A Streaming Video & TVs 2
A Streaming Video & TVs 1
S Streaming Video & TVs 0
S Streaming Video & TVs 0
S Streaming Video & TVs 3
O Streaming Video & TVs 1
A Streaming Video & TVs 1
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 29
Marcus Yam Streaming Video & TVs 64

ASK THE COMMUNITY