[Noisebridge-discuss] Your Noisebridge door code will soon be deactivated
martinbogo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 16:34:22 UTC 2013
Human beings remembering 10 digit codes that have to be typed into a
physical location?. not possible, excessive, an incredible feat of
memorization! This was the argument against area codes back during
the late 40's. Why memorize an area code, when you could just call a
switchboard operator and ask for "San Francisco 6-900"?
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM, Larry Ogrodnek <ogrodnek at gmail.com> wrote:
> I received a bcc'ed email claiming to be to be the response of a key code
> audit warning that my current door code is too short, and I should reply
> with my current code and a 10 digit code else my code may be deleted.
> Is this legit? Seems like a possible phishing attempt -- an unprompted
> message asking me for security credentials over email?
> If it is legit -- I appreciate the notice and chance to update... maybe
> there's another mechanism though? again, seems like phishing -- if you're
> sending the email you know which is my code obviously..
> As a second piece of unsolicited feedback, asking a human to memorize a 10
> digit pin code -- seems excessive for codes that need to be manually typed
> by someone in a specific physical location?....
> Anyway, just some thoughts... The doorcode mechanism is great, thanks
> everyone for all the work involved in keeping it running effectively, and I
> do appreciate the pro-active messaging.
> Apologies if this was already mentioned somewhere...
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