Behind the Linode Hack?

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by Kris, May 7, 2013.

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  1. Kris

    Kris New Member

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  2. Nick

    Nick Moderator Moderator

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    I had a quick skim over this earlier. Will be interesting to see if Linode responds especially as they were confident the Credit Cards couldn't be decrypted.

    I think Linode did the right thing from the get go with their Blog updates and being open about the hack.

    https://blog.linode.com/2013/04/16/security-incident-update/
     
  3. Mitchell

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    Also, it's an interesting concept of how they protect their credit cards:

    - Encrypt cards with a public key stored on the normal servers

    - Send encrypted card to special billing server

    - Billing server decrypts without giving information back, instead processes the payment