Making it worse than a typical security fail is what's in the data.The snatched records contain usernames, email addresses and passwords -- nearly all of which are visible in plain text.About 2,300 students at Harriton High School were given Mac laptops, but unbeknownst to those students and their parents, the laptops were equipped with tracking software that could remotely activate the computer's webcam to take photos of the user, as well as capture screen shots.It was intended as a means to locate lost or stolen laptops, but was apparently activated in more questionable circumstances as well.While Gmail’s “last account activity” feature can be helpful, there are also other methods of looking into the safety of your Gmail account and keeping it protected.In today’s post, we will look at some of the easiest ways to find out if your Gmail account has been hacked or compromised.After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S.turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into i OS development.
These include using Gmail for mobile, the IMAP feature, email forwarding, and so on.
These tips will be useful to all Gmail users including those without any current problems as it is always a good idea to When working online, the first thing we need to be aware of is security.
I was talking to a friend who is a self-proclaimed “hacker”, and I found our conversation to be very interesting.
A word of warning to Mac Book owners: Beware of what you do in front of your laptop camera, for you never know who could be watching.
Two Johns Hopkins University researchers uncovered a loophole in Apple's i Sight system that allowed them to hack into some versions of Mac Book laptops and i Mac desktops and disable the webcam indicator LED.
Of particular interest to me was when he was telling me about “social engineering” and how easily he can hack a Gmail or Facebook account.