Hacking in the news

Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by Varaxis, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

    Dan Vu
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)
    Some news about hacked celebs photos taken from their iphone cloud accounts. Apple denies their servers were hacked. I speculate that the hacker(s) got access through the phone itself, perhaps setting up a portable router at a Starbucks or something, and finding celebs (who maybe were in the area for an event) connecting to it, and accessing their data that way.

    There's something called wifi pineapple that one simply needs to buy and follow simple directions, to begin stealing data. Such devices are called "hotspot honeypot".

    <a class="postlink" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD9-wa_JyU4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD9-wa_JyU4</a>
    - video of using the hardware and Jasager software as a practical joke (to make websites look retro)

    <a class="postlink" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/darrenkitchen/sets/72157614513654396/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">https://www.flickr.com/photos/darrenkit ... 513654396/</a>
    - example of how they can make their mobile router look like something that doesn't look out of place on a cafe's tabletop, running on battery power

    Just a bit of info to remind everyone to be careful about how you use public internet. Else people wouldn't be able to look at Mikie with a straight face, after his naked selfies with his bike start floating around the internetz.
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  2. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Laguna Hills
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I used to use a passive packet sniffer on my network at home to decode encrypted data being sent to my home PC. I made a fair amount of money doing it (legally, but perhaps unethically). It is one short step to do it on a wireless public connection versus a hard-wire connection.

    People need to keep reminding themselves - you are your own worst security risk. If you don't want your mom, spouse, boss, kid, kid's teacher, nextdoor neighbor, local gangbanger, or professional Russian hacker to see it... you probably shouldn't put it on the Internet.

    Oh, and change all your credit card numbers once per year. And make sure you use a security fob or cell phone confirmation code for all financial/banking transactions.
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  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Lebec, California
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Where's the selfies of Jackie Johnson??? :|
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