TNT 1849: End Times for Privacy

Sep 09, 2017, 12:33 AM

Yesterday, Iain Thomson told us about the then-breaking news involving a historically bad leak of information after Equifax was hacked. A day later and that hangover feeling isn't gone. Thousands have taken to the streets in Togo to protest the West African nation's president. And now the Togolese authorities have blocked internet access and texting. Two factor authentication is key to protecting and securing your accounts online. 2FA via SMS is better than nothing but still has its own flaws. Hackers can hijack SMS codes, many times by social engineering with a carrier call, in order to authenticate as you. The top four US mobile carriers today announced a newly formed coalition called the Mobile Authentication Taskforce to take a look at the current system and its weaknesses, and devise something new in its place. And Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica is here to talk about Destiny 2, The Fractured But Whole, and PAX West.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Sam Machkovech

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