Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Do not challenge hackers to destroy your life because they WILL destroy your life

hacking.jpg

"I could have made you homeless and penniless... I have control of your digital life in its entirety."

This is the terrifying level of control that journalist Kevin Roose invited on himself when he asked hacker Dan Tentler to "do his worst".

From gaining access to the account in which Roose stored all his passwords, to accessing his bank account, obtaining his social security number, controlling his email - there wasn't a corner of Roose's digital life that Tentler wasn't able to control within a few days of being invited to 'hack' Roose's life. He was even able to remotely control the web cam of his laptop, taking photos of him every two minutes without his knowledge.

For an idea of just how much control a hacker can have over your life, we urge you to watch Roose's recent episode of Real Future for YouTube channel Fusion

Not only might it help you not to get caught out in future, it should help you understand just how much of your life you really store online.

Related

anonymous4.jpg

Could Anonymous be the heroes the world needs?

security.jpg

11 security apps that'll keep your phone private

security.jpg

Your boss could be spying on you right now and here's how

Comments

More

Nintendo unveils yet another handheld console, just for a laugh

Introducing the New Nintendo 2DS XL

by Matt Tate
28 Apr 2017

Here's everything you need to know about Call of Duty: WWII

Back to where it all began

by Matt Tate
27 Apr 2017

New app will rebalance the London rental market in favour of landlords

Finally, the capital's hard-up property owners will get their due with Rentberry

by Tom Mendelsohn
26 Apr 2017

Latest Uber update makes it much easier to see your rating in-app

Reach for the stars

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017

You can play the original Tomb Raider in your browser right now

Just one level at the moment, but it runs like a dream

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017

This knife-toting robot playing stabby hand will make you nervous

I for one welcome our new robot overlords

by Tom Mendelsohn
25 Apr 2017

Now you can turn your iPhone into a retro mac

For the man who has everything

by Tom Mendelsohn
21 Apr 2017

Watch the brilliant launch trailer for the Rick and Morty VR game

This is awesome

by Matt Tate
20 Apr 2017

You'll soon be able to 'unsend' WhatsApp messages

No more text regret

by Emily Reynolds
20 Apr 2017

The best turntables of 2017

How the tables have turned

by David Cornish
20 Apr 2017