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Yahoo's One-Time Passwords Have Security Experts Divided
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Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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3/16/2015 | 5:59:51 PM
you can have...
...security or ease of use.

Choose one.
Curt Franklin
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Curt Franklin,
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3/16/2015 | 6:30:05 PM
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Tom, I absolutely agree that you've succinctly stated the way things have always been viewed in the security industry. If we're going to have better security with the much larger user base that computers and mobile devices now enjoy, though, we're going to have to be smart enough to have systems that are secure and easy for authorized users to use properly. If we can't do that, users will continue to choose ease over security and we're all well and truly in deep trouble.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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3/17/2015 | 7:58:49 AM
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That's a problem though, as lack of ease of use is going to cause people not to bother, or sacrifice security in the name of that ease. 

Something new does need to be tried with security and authentication, as although two-factor is effective, I feel like that's a slope that leads to three factor and so on. We need a new, disruptive tech to give us the best of both worlds.

What this is though, I have no idea. 
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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3/17/2015 | 8:46:02 AM
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and that disruptive technology would have to combine.... security & ease of use. And so it goes!

 
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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3/17/2015 | 12:46:54 PM
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And I might add, Yahoo doesn't care. They hold no liability in the end.   I supposed that was the first thing they did when they recieved the venture capital years ago. That and to make sure the Chief Idiots were paid as well.

 

In the end, " It a privilege not a right to use Yahoo", just ask them.   And deep in the fine print, is the clause " Use at your own risk".

xmarksthespot
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xmarksthespot,
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3/22/2015 | 3:54:42 AM
One thing is for sure: it's an experiment
I value my own data enough to use 2 factor authentication.   I would like token+one time password .  No one offers it :(

I am a little bit concerned after watching so many hacking tutorials and reading so many security-related articles.  I've seen hackers in conference presentations say 'game over' way too many times.
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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3/17/2015 | 12:41:32 PM
Yahoo and Security 101

Everyone morning I wake up and hope Yahoo will finally get it and I am still waiting.

Security 101 Rule #1:  Never  have one point to have hackers focus on  - this is Security 101 Yahoooooo !   `

Maybe they should focus on all the hacker, scam infected emails that their servers allow rather than making it easier for them to attack anything that is Yahoo.

 

Sadly, I am going to wake up tomorrow with the same hope.  The streak continues.



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