Monday, January 18, 2010

Mass Gmail Accounts Hacked (Solution)

The majority of Gmail accounts are hacked due to lack of security on the users part. A major security flaw is in their Forgot my password page. Users make the questions too easy; example: "Whats my favorite color?". Once the hacker answers the question correctly they are allowed to set a new password therefore locking you out of your account.
Solution: Make the questions more personal, only things you'd know; example: 'whats my voice mail password'.

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