Multi-Factor Authentication: What Is It And Why Do You Need It?
Business 2 Community, March 18th, 2020
March 18, 2020,
Volume 264, Issue 3

Traditional password-and-username authentication can leave users vulnerable

"In 2010 Christopher Chaney, a celebrity obsessed cyber-stalker, got hold of a number of celebrity emails. Using data gleaned from social media and Wikipedia, he successfully guessed the passwords to over 50 personal email accounts belonging to famous women, including Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and Christina Aguilera. He had access to these accounts for almost a year, and he was responsible for posting nude photos of Scarlett Johanssen and several non-celebrity women. He has since been sentenced to 10 years in jail..."

Read More ...

Keywords:

     
    Other articles in the IT - MFA section of Volume 264, Issue 3:

    See all archived articles in the IT - MFA section.