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I use AWS for backing up my web sites mostly, though I use it for other reasons sometimes.  I switched to 2-factor, even though it's annoying and I don't use it much.  After all, if I'm only using it for a few things, how much trouble could I get in?

I saw these articles, and realized that 2-factor was a very good idea.

How a bug in Visual Studio 2015 exposed my source code on GitHub and cost me $6,500 in a few hours

Developers, Check Your Amazon Bills For Bitcoin Miners

Amazon AWS Account Hacking and How to Avoid it

How my Amazon S3 account was hacked with 10,776$ in billing.

Check your S3 and secure it... even if you don't use it.  Basically, they login, and then create EC2 instances with bitcoin miners.  They make the money, and leave you with the bill.

Just figured I'd post this as I'd not seen this particular phenomenon before.

Thanks for the warning :up:

For the casual user -- just doing simple backup -- this seems to make Amazon S3 no longer worthwhile.
I presume that my automatic backups to S3 would no longer work with two-factor authentication.

... where did the image come from?  I didn't put an image in the original post...?

I added it so I could blog it -- I do that sometimes to posts that I blog.

... where did the image come from?  I didn't put an image in the original post...?
-wraith808 (September 01, 2015, 01:44 PM)
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