Partner Perspectives  Connecting marketers to our tech communities.
SPONSORED BY
1/11/2018
09:00 AM
Lori MacVittie
Lori MacVittie
Partner Perspectives

Why Facebook Security Questions Are no Substitute for MFA

If identity is established based on one thing you know and one thing you have, the latter should not also be a thing you know because in the sharing economy, we share everything.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Richard PM
50%
50%
Richard PM,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/11/2018 | 1:59:19 PM
Use incorrect info
If you are using the correct info you are doing it wrong. In very few cases the answer does not even have to match the type of question. For instance you could answer the mothers maiden name or favorite color questions with Pineapple or Bananna. All the sites do is match the answer you give them initially to see if they match and no one is going to be able to find the answer anywhere. 

 

Now you obviously have to "remember" the answers you give and in my case they are in a text file buried on my computer. I suppose someone could find the file but if someone can find and use a random tex file in the ~8TB worth of files on my computer I have much bigger problems to deal with.
Higher Education: 15 Books to Help Cybersecurity Pros Be Better
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  12/12/2018
Worst Password Blunders of 2018 Hit Organizations East and West
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  12/12/2018
2019 Attacker Playbook
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,  12/14/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
The Year in Security 2018
This Dark Reading Tech Digest explores the biggest news stories of 2018 that shaped the cybersecurity landscape.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-19790
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
An open redirect was discovered in Symfony 2.7.x before 2.7.50, 2.8.x before 2.8.49, 3.x before 3.4.20, 4.0.x before 4.0.15, 4.1.x before 4.1.9 and 4.2.x before 4.2.1. By using backslashes in the `_failure_path` input field of login forms, an attacker can work around the redirection target restricti...
CVE-2018-19829
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
Artica Integria IMS 5.0.83 has CSRF in godmode/usuarios/lista_usuarios, resulting in the ability to delete an arbitrary user when the ID number is known.
CVE-2018-16884
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel in the NFS41+ subsystem. NFS41+ shares mounted in different network namespaces at the same time can make bc_svc_process() use wrong back-channel id and cause a use-after-free. Thus a malicious container user can cause a host kernel memory corruption and a system ...
CVE-2018-17777
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
An issue was discovered on D-Link DVA-5592 A1_WI_20180823 devices. If the PIN of the page "/ui/cbpc/login" is the default Parental Control PIN (0000), it is possible to bypass the login form by editing the path of the cookie "sid" generated by the page. The attacker will have acc...
CVE-2018-18921
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
PHP Server Monitor before 3.3.2 has CSRF, as demonstrated by a Delete action.