[Noisebridge-discuss] Your Noisebridge door code will soon be deactivated
jake at spaz.org
Wed Mar 13 18:32:57 UTC 2013
I can assure you this is no phishing attempt, but rather an imperfectly
executed attempt at increasing the number of digits of peoples codes by an
empowered do-ocratic code maintainer. you should tell me who it was.
personally i think codes should be minimum 7 digits, which is an
old-fashioned phone number length (before all these pesky area codes) and
is a reasonable minimum.
i wasn't worried about the few people who had 5-digit codes, but i wasn't
giving any more out.
if you or anyone else has questions about your code, or getting a code for
someone, or whether an email you got about your code is legit, you can
contact me by email.
Larry Ogrodnek 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
do appreciate the pro-active messaging.
Apologies if this was already mentioned somewhere...
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