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Naoki Hiroshima recently lost a coveted Twitter handle because GoDaddy and Paypal fell for some fairly basic social engineering techniques. The customer service representatives at GoDaddy only required the attacker to provide the last several digits of Hiroshima’s credit card, which the hacker easily obtained from Paypal.

How should companies handle authentication to avoid social engineering?

Listen to episode 119 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Lamar BaileyTyler Reguly and Tim Erlin discuss why four digit PINs are better than social security numbers, how to get consumers more invested in authentication, and why it’s easier for companies to pay for fraud than protect against it.

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