James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hackers have figured out a way to defeat a key protection on online accounts

Two-factor authentication is an important way to help keep your online accounts safe — but it's not perfect.
It requires an extra layer of proof before anyone trying to log in gets access to an account.
After the password is entered correctly, a temporary code known as a one-time password, or OTP, is sent to the account owner's cellphone. The code is then entered to log in to the account.