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Another Day; Another Hack

Marion Charatan

Posted on September 30, 2018 16:51

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No one and nothing is exempt from hackers. 50 million Facebook accounts have been hacked into. It's another sad day when we're almost numb to this criminal invasion....

Call me old-fashioned, but dang it, I’m sick and tired of the lack of privacy that permeates through society. Gone are the days when you could have an unlisted phone number or move into a home without everyone getting a Google map to your address plus the sale price of your former home; your finances, any business, marriage or legal dealings and everything else under the sun that used to be private.

The latest infraction is the Facebook hack that exposed data from 50 million users’ accounts. Do you remember when founder Mark Zuckerberg’s own Facebook account was hacked in 2011 with the cryptic message. “Let the hacking begin?” Even a billionaire can come under a hacker’s microscope.

Well, Facebook VP of Product Management Guy Rosen reassured Facebook account holders that once the breach was discovered, the tech staff “fixed the vulnerability.”

But I don’t feel reassured. Is there really any way our personal information call be fully protected? I’m certainly no technology expert but I say, ‘NO.’ The technology train travels too fast and too far, but not quickly enough for sophisticated hackers to stop it on a dime and glean all the facts about anyone they want to know….

Ron Hosko, a former Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, said in The Hill newspaper (read by a large number of members of Congress), “The reality is this happens with such frequency, law enforcement is under-equipped, under resourced to go address every one of these. That adds to the likeliness of success by the bad guys and likeliness they won’t be identified and prosecuted by government entities.

There have been an avalanche of hacks continually of businesses, individuals, politics (i.e. the 2016 US Presidential election). Identities and services are threatened and some hacks create viruses. It’s no holds barred. Everything is vulnerable. Augh. I guess we have to learn to live with this. Another sad reality of contemporary society….

Marion Charatan

Posted on September 30, 2018 16:51

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