i always say that americans tend to place more value on big-giant-safety-ensuring-machines than on the human aspect of security, and once again that holds true. so for all of you out there here is social engineering defense 101:
- if you are a celebrity
- if you flaunt your sidekick like you flaunt your...
- if everyone knows the name of your dog because you flaunt her like you flaunt your...
DO NOT HAVE THE SECURITY QUESTION FOR YOUR T-MOBILE LOGIN IN BE "WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PET'S NAME?"
it's just that simple. most of the news coverage about this has been along the lines of "hackers are everywhere! beware!" but, the o'reilly network tells it like it is. instead of attacking the technology, maybe we need to start taking a look at the users. PEBKAC!