Technology is not secure at all, the risk of Stuxnet, credit card cloning and more
So let’s talk a little bit about viruses, we hear on the news about governments and companies being hacked, about data being shared on the dark web for everyone to see. You might wonder how a billion dollar company can be hacked and get access to all its user’s info and passwords. You might be surprised that some of those companies save your passwords as plain text, and yet they are in no rush in changing that.
The Stuxnet virus is not unlike any other virus you know or hear about or seen online. Stuxnet is known to be one of the most advanced virus created. One of its targets of the virus was Iran, affecting its nuclear program. There is now a documentary made about it, which highlights how dangerous it can be if in the wrong hands and how it can be used against us.
Trailer for Stuxnet
Anything can be hacked, anything can be affected by a virus, from your phones, computers, and what about smart TVs, that is something that is overlooked, a lot of new TVs have voice command, can connect to the internet, what is stopping anyone from listening in what you are saying via your TV or Alexa, how safe are you really in your own home with such technology that can be taken advantage of.
In one of my blog posts, I talk about the risks of smartphones and how someone could track your movements just by your Wifi.
But there is more than just computers and phones that can be affected. Credit card skimming, which I become a victim of it a year ago myself. My card was being used in clothes shops in Beijing. Which is very important to always keep an eye on transactions on your account so you can spot something like this right way and stop it before they max your card out.
The next video I want to share with you show how easy it can be to clone a credit card and how weak security can be on such things we think are safe.
Hopefully, this can make you aware of your of your surroundings when using your credit card, and when using such information online. No one is safe from it. It can happen to anyone at any time.