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Need to bypass Google's two-factor authentication? Send a text message

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 6, 2016.

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    Over the weekend a screenshot circulating on Twitter caught our attention. Normally, this would be a one-off story for the weekly Rehashed round up, but this scam teaches a lesson that's worth some focus.

    The lesson is that Social Engineering – when used effectively – will eventually defeat every security control you can throw at it.

    The picture below was posted to Twitter by Alex MacCaw, co-founder of clearbit.com.

    It shows a text message from someone attempting to gain access to a Gmail account. It's a total scam, but consider for a moment what the message implies and what it's asking for.

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