Archives for September 2013

Urgent Note for Those that Use Google Authenticator with AWS

By Imran Ahmed AWS recommends, as a rule, to secure your Amazon Web Services master account using Multi-Factor Authentication or MFA using either a hardware token or software token provided by Google Authenticator. If you use the latter method, please stop for just a moment and take note: In the early morning hours, AWS released an urgent advisory regarding Google's Authenticator application for iOS devices. It appears that a recent App update by Google will wipe out any existing tokens. This means that you will immediately lose access to any system, including AWS, for which you … [Read more...]