Warning: Phones can openly transmit emails and passwords — even with VPNs installed. Why does this happen? What can you do to fix it?
Would Hacker Deterrent have blocked the malware recently found on a Burlington Electric laptop?
Two recent Yahoo incidents raise serious concerns over email security and privacy:
- Over 500 million Yahoo email accounts were recently hacked. (NBC News)
- The US Govt installed a “very carelessly implemented” backdoor into Yahoo email servers. (The Intercept)
According to a recent Pew Research survey, most Americans (69%) don’t trust their government to be able to keep their personal information safe and secure. The concern of the majority has already come to pass:
“The program that was installed for interception was very carelessly implemented, in a way that if someone like an outside hacker got control of it, they could have basically read everyone’s Yahoo mail” — “Ex-Yahoo Employee: Government Spy Program Could Have Given a Hacker Access to All Email” (The Intercept)
With the major email providers offering little security and even less privacy, what can you do to take email security and privacy back into your own hands?
When it comes to defeating trojans, there’s one key to it all: Command and Control Centers (aka C & C Centers, or C2 Centers). C2 Centers are the very heart of the hacker’s operation. Copies of the files you read, the keystrokes you type, the videos you watch, etc. are all packaged and sent to the hacker’s C2 Center. Also, when a hacker wants to control your computer, such as uploading a file, he does so through the C2 Center as well.
Even though C2 Centers are the very heart of the hacker’s operation, half of the security experts at large companies aren’t familiar with them. This lack of knowledge results in tragic consequences. For the golden key to stopping hackers is to sever their malware’s connection to the C2 Center. The moment you do so, the hacker’s entire operation falls apart.
What if the supposedly secure Bitlocker encryption on Windows 10 could be completely undone simply by pressing two keys? It’s actually that shockingly easy, provided you know which two keys to press and when.