Friday, 22 July 2016

Facebook 'hack' victim exposes passport scam - BBC News


Facebook user Aaron Thompson has exposed an online thief who gained access to his account simply by sending the support team a fake passport to unlock the account.

From Facebook 'hack' victim exposes passport scam - BBC News

As Bruce Schneider wrote about this, “demanding an easy-to-forge copy of a hard-to-forge document isn't a good solution". Now, I don't doubt that the algorithms used by Au10tix and others will continue to improve, but the real solution (yawn, here he goes again) is a digital passport. One of the key differences between a digital passport and a mundane passport is that while a mundane passport is a passive item, digital passport should be able to check the validity of other digital passports.

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