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Hackers!

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by littlewarrior, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. littlewarrior

    littlewarrior Registered

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    What can I do or what programs can I use to guarantee that I will NEVER be hacked? My sister's Facebook has been hacked and her account contains a lot of private photos, messages, etc that she definitely did not intend to be shared with anyone.
     
  2. fisheyeview

    fisheyeview Divemaster

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    If you fear it getting out don't put it on line. With enough determination any software can be hacked. Just ask Target, Home Depot, and most any government.
     
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  3. MrChen

    MrChen Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Stuart, Florida
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    The only way to be 100% hack proof is to not put anything online and unplug the cable. I know, that's not reasonable.

    Your best bet is using two factor authentication for any website or service which offers it. Twitter recently enabled it and google has it for some time. Facebook has a version of it.

    Here's some stuff to read to get you started: Two factor authentication News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker

    Facebook Login Approvals: https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-engineering/introducing-login-approvals/10150172618258920

    Also, don't ever use the same passwords at multiple websites. If you can't remember 100 different passwords (who can?), then use a password manager like LastPass. They have plugins for the most popular browsers and can log into websites for you. LastPass also has two factor authentication to their service. Good luck.
     
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  4. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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    I don't know why anyone would put anything private on Facebook. That's just asking to be put all over the net. The best way to not get private stuff hacked is to use some common sense.
     
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  5. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
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    I can't fathom it, either, but I guess that younger people who have gotten accustomed to social media can't fathom NOT sharing the details of their lives with other people. To me, it almost seems like a compulsion--in a not-so-good psychological sort of way.
     
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  6. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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    Agreed. And it's not just kids with messed up brains. Look at the celebs that put stuff where it can be gotten ahold of. If you're going to take nekkid pics don't save em on the computer that's connected to the net. DUH!
    Print em then erase the files. Or put em on an external drive to only view on non net enabled devices. I do not feel the least bit sorry for anyone that puts stuff on the computer and thinks it's totally secure. I know my stuff is not. That's why I am careful about what I save on it. I have a laptop with a disabled net card for stuff I really want to keep secure.
     
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  7. BugHunterNY

    BugHunterNY Contributor

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    As long as my Petrel doesn't get hacked, I'm a happy camper.


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  8. j2s

    j2s Contributor

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    Think of it as an Arms Race , like the US and Russia during the 'Cold War' !!!....Or Radar Guns-vs-Radar Gun Detectors !!!...(Same guy invented both !!!...Talk about 'playing both ends from the middle')!! HA.....Don't want it HACKED ???.......Don't put it 'out there'.....
     
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  9. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Largo, FL USA
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    That is not a 100% guarantee. It's a good start but there are numerous examples of completely disconnected devices getting hacked. Just ask Iran about their centrifuges or DirecTV about their satellite cards. I'll probably have a cold fusion reactor in my backyard before the unhackable computer is invented.
     
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  10. undrwater

    undrwater Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cerritos, CA
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    Just so you know...Facebook IS NOT PRIVATE. That's not it's job or intention. Facebook is a DATA COLLECTION company. It's their mission to collect and share the information their users put up on their site.

    Besides that, what others have posted here is valuable. Don't expect to be private on the internet...pass that along to everyone you know.
     
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