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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Hicksville Kid, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Hicksville Kid

    Hicksville Kid

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  2. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    Thank goodness I don't have gmail, twitter, apple, icloud, etc.............

    And my website' whois shows only network solutions.

    Yeah, I can be found, and I was found by someone here on GT who called my wife one day, but my accounts and CC numbers are pretty safe. (I think)
     

  3. Ian Moone

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    Amen. There are definite benefits to not living your life in the cyberspace spotlight.
     
  4. skorper

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    Very interesting. Thanks for the post.
     
  5. Jay9928

    Jay9928 Buddy Revell

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    I hate hackers :steamed:

    Just under child molesters in my book. Probably some punk teens for a majority of them.
     
  6. boozer

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    I doubt they would go to such trouble for the average persons account. I assume Mr. Mat Honan is some sort of a celebrity in the online world.

    As the writer concludes in the end, avoid "Daisy chaining" your different online accounts together, try to not use the same e-mail address for all your accounts, I have public and a private addressess, for what its worth.
     
  7. l0_0l

    l0_0l beat that beat

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    not quite a "hacker"... it's called social engineering

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_engineering_(security)

    which basically relies on lazy employees and little cracks in company policies.