Monday, May 30, 2011

Email Accounts Hacked in 15 Minutes

KTTV Fox 11 investigative report on Anonymous.A recently posted video on YouTube teaches viewer's how to hack into someone's email account in just 15 minutes.

The video showed a group of volunteers follow an online "man in the middle technique" tutorial. It showed them learn in just fifteen minutes how to hack into a computer network. It went on to show them using the technique to obtain each other's login details and passwords.

To date there are an estimated 20,000 videos available on YouTube alone that teach viewers the basics of hacking social media profiles, email accounts, smartphones and PayPal accounts.

A report from the Daily Mail has already speculated that as many as 16 per cent of the British population have had their social networking profiles broken into and a further 10 per cent have suffered financially as a result.

Here's some tips to avoid falling victim to cyber crime.

Users change their password regularly and use more obscure word and letter combinations.

Leave any website that makes overt use of unknown certificates and pop ups.

Avoid sending data over unsecured or public wireless networks.

Always check the security behind free wireless connections.

If using a smartphone disable its auto Wi-Fi connect feature.

11 commentaires:

kxxthanxx said...

daily mail? don't trust them for the truth...

baka1236 said...

meh, the picture of fox news just put me off

Leminur said...
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Leminur said...

I wish I could learn how to do fight against such attacks...

Mr.B said...

ROFL @ fox "news". Funny video.

1ockedand1oaded said...

FOX new and The Daily Mail in the same post.. You might need some new news sources mate. :)

Blogging Skater said...

these hackers are ridiculous, sigh

Alpha said...

My password generator has served me pretty well.

Francy said...

Wow, is it really possible that fast?

fit4life said...

i keep my passwords and records on file, and keep stuff secure, i feel bad for the british victims.

Doro said...

I don't trust Daily Mail too much. But I don't say it's not possible.

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