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GoDaddy accounts vulnerable to social engineering and Photoshop

GoDaddy's layered verification protections defeated by a phone call and four hours in Photoshop. I have some domain names, over hundreds of them in my GoDaddy account. Reading this article from csoonline.com by Steve Ragan is amusing, lack of a better word and not a harmful message.

"On Tuesday, my personal account at GoDaddy was compromised. I knew it was coming, but considering the layered account protections used by the world's largest domain registrar, I didn't think my attacker would be successful.

I was wrong. He was able to gain control over my account within days, and all he needed to do was speak to customer support and submit a Photoshopped ID.

GoDaddy serves more than 13 million customers, who in turn place 59 million domains under the registrar's management. They have thousands of employees working across the globe who help staff the support and operations teams twenty-four hours a day."

I can summarize the article for you but it is really nice read, so head out to csoonline.com to read the three web page article.

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