No Google Employee Has Fallen Prey To Phishing Since They Started Using These $20 Devices
24 July 2018, 7:41 am EDT By Aaron Mamiit Tech Times
Here are what I consider to be the two most important statements in the article.
Google told KrebsOnSecurity that none of its over 85,000 employees have been victimized by a phishing attack on their work-related accounts ever since the company started requiring them to use physical security keys in place of the traditional passwords and one-time codes........
Phishing attacks come in various forms, but their end goal is to trick users into giving up sensitive information such as log-in details. Two-factor authentication seeks to prevent this, because even if hackers acquire an account's password, they will also need to acquire the second code. Unfortunately, there are already some hacks that are capable of intercepting the codes, which are usually sent through SMS.