The NFL Twitter Hack Shows We Need to Move Past Password Protection

The NFL Twitter Hack Shows We Need to Move Past Password Protection

February 18, 2020

James M. Paulino II and Michael A. Goode, members of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy group, wrote an article for Legaltech News discussing ways libraries, professional athletes, and the general public can protect social media accounts and personal information.

In “The NFL Twitter Hack Shows We Need to Move Past Password Protection,” James and Michael talk about the recent hack of several of the NFL’s social media accounts and offers insight on the importance of implementing multi-factor authentication on all accounts.

“Multifactor authentication, or MFA, is a security process that utilizes both something the user knows (e.g., a password) and something the user has (e.g., a special keychain or mobile phone app) to access online information and accounts. In addition to the known password, MFA also requires a user to enter a temporary random code generated by the secondary physical device. So, while an attacker on the other side of the world might know your password, if the attacker does not have the physical device to generate the temporary, single-use code, it is nearly impossible for the attacker to access the account.”


Read the full article here:

The NFL Twitter Hack Shows We Need to Move Past Password Protection,” Legaltech News, February 13, 2020

More about Goldberg Segalla’s James M. Paulino II and Michael A. Goode:

James M. Paulino II represents individuals and corporations in complex insurance coverage, intellectual property, cyber risk, labor and employment, and professional malpractice matters, as well as domestic and international contract disputes. His experience includes numerous mediation and settlement negotiations, including the negotiation of a multimillion-dollar settlement, and both the prosecution and defense of personal injury and medical malpractice actions. Jimmy has defended numerous medical providers, including a major university hospital, against malpractice actions regarding a wide range of treatments and services — handling motion practice, discovery, medical records review, depositions, and trial preparation.

Michael A. Goode focuses his practice on workers’ compensation defense and general risk management counsel. He represents large counties, municipalities, and other governmental entities as well as clients in the retail, manufacturing, transportation, and construction industries. He has successfully represented a wide variety of clients, from large, self-insured retention employers to employers insured through carriers, throughout all of North Carolina. Michael is involved in every stage of the claims process, from inception through resolution, including all aspects of negotiation, litigation, contract management, mediation, hearings, and depositions.