Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Easy to Google It

Inside Higher Ed today has a piece on an incident in which a student at the U of Iowa used a "keylogger" device to obtain a professor's password and then changed his grades.

Want one? I just typed "keylogger" into Google and an ad for one popped up instantly.

In any case, the multifactor authentication system that just went into effect at UCLA is noted as a way to defeat keyloggers. Even with a stolen password, someone could not get into the university computer system without also having the second device to log on, typically a smartphone.

The Inside Higher Ed article is at:

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