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Mat Honan on being hacked

Mat Honan: Yes, I was hacked. Hard.

Hopefully he’ll post a thorough post-mortem when he gets back on his feet. Did the attackers really brute force his iCloud password? How did they get his Twitter password? Would using Google’s two-factor authentication have prevented them from resetting his Google password? Scary stuff.

1 Comment

  1. “Would using Google’s two-factor authentication have prevented them from resetting his Google password?”

    Almost certainly yes. And I hope you have it turned on. I won’t pretend there is no hassle involved (generating ASPs for all your non-web apps is annoying) but it’s not that severe and the increase in security is tremendous.

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