As the world grows increasingly security conscious, Web users are placing their trust in strong encryption, two factor authentication and bulletproof passwords that can’t be brute forced in a single lifetime, or several lifetimes for that matter. Thing is, all the cryptology in the world can’t save humans from, well, humans. Amazon has proven especially terrible at coming to this realization. The above transcript of a chat sessions comes from an Amazon user, Eric Springer, who had his account social engineered not once, but three times. In the first hack, Amazon unwittingly exposed sensitive details to someone presumably not named Eric Springer. This unnamed…

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