In this episode I talk about an account takeover article that freaked me out, and why it changed a few things about how I handle my important online accounts.

Download: 7MS #12: Why My Domains Have Gan to Gandi (audio)

Show notes:

  • This episode is all about this article (https://medium.com/cyber-security/24eb09e026dd) in which a Twitter user is extorted into giving up his sought-after Twitter handle.
  • Lessons learned for me: first, ensure your primary “reset” email is well-protected, such as a Gmail account with 2FA.  Second, put long TTLs on your MX records.  Third, consider a domain with a bit beefier of security controls, such as Gandi.