How hackers swipe your Linkedin password
Ever wondered how hackers steal passwords and instal malware into your computer? Devote 3 minutes to watching Anthony De Rosa finding out how it's done:
Looks easier than you would have thought, doesn't it? But considering that American researchers took control of a flying drone by hacking into its GPS system – acting on a $1,000 dare from the US Department of Homeland Security perhaps it should come as no surprise. We could actually all, in theory, be assassinated by a hacked drone. Compared to that your, having your Linkedin account hacked is peanuts.
One hundred percent cyber security – mission impossible?
Personally believe that if a hacker wants to get you, he will succeed. It's just a question of how long it takes. And the same goes for your computer being used to send spam all over the world without you knowing it. One of my email addresses was for a while hi-jacked by Russian spammers selling Viagra in my name. Took me a long time to find the trojan and get rid of it. Shows you the importance of logging out from your email accounts all the time, doesn't it. And not to forget, the danger of using public computers.
Even though being one hundred percent protected is most likely impossible, we still have to protect ourselves as much as we can. For instance just learnt from my friend Sherryl Perry, who is a cross between a computer geek, teacher and entrepreneur, that Google Chrome has to be upgraded at the moment since there are serious security problems with it. So if you haven't upgraded to the 20.x version click on the link and do so.
Do you practise the suggestions shown in the video to make it more difficult for a hacker? What else do you do to protect yourself online? Have you ever been hacked? If so, what did you learn from the experience? Do you believe one hundred percent cyber security is possible? What would you do if your Linkedin account was taken over by hackers doing all kinds of things in your name?