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Hackers figured out how to get cell and WiFi data from the air -- and almost legal

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SPU, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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  2. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    There was a black helicopter hovering over my house last night. I bet I dont have a dime left to my name now....
     
  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    It was just a matter of time...
     
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    sowatnao seattle Member

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    son of a......!!! no wonder my checking account is on -$273.63 !!!
     
  5. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    They lost both time and money checking me out!
     
  6. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    They stole my data and studied it. after a brief time I'd recieved a check stating:
    "I know this is not very much but i hope it helps you out with your situation" ;)
     
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    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Really dated hacks, WEP, Wifi has been hacked for years and the cell phone hack "man in the middle has also been hacked for years. I guess if you mount the computer on to a Radio Controlled toy plane you can get some new headline.

    Nothing to see here.
     
  8. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much. Make sure whoever you're visiting uses strong encryption on the connection and use a decent password that can provide some resistance to a dictionary attack. At most, they'll see where you're going but nothing else. There's also steps you can take to deal with this.

    If there is something you don't want everyone to see, make sure it is encrypted.