One of my favorite podcasts, Reply All has been doing a series of stories on internet security after their founder and president, Alex Bloomberg’s Uber account got hacked. The story that caught my attention was this piece about how easy it is for someone, even smart, internet savvy people to get phished. Also how things 2-step authentication do not protect you in this case. These phishers are able to mimic the entire google experience in a seamless way that you would never know you’re giving away your information including your 2-step code. It makes me feel a little bit better about all the horror stories you hear with political campaigns and major corporations getting hacked. It can happen to anyone so just be suspicious and careful out there on the world wide web!
Listen to the story here and I highly recommend subscribing to all of Gimlet’s podcasts.