You’ll need to take the usual precautions. Don’t open a pdf, or any other file for that matter, that’s sent to you unless you trust the source and you are sure that the person sending it is who they claim to be. More
Remember the old TV shows and movies when the heroes would hear the click on the line and realize they were under surveillance?
Technology makes it so easy to do the authorities (or bad guys) don’t have to concentrate on specific targets anymore. It’s no longer in the realm of ‘Mission Impossible’ (nor has it been so for a long time). They can monitor almost everyone from the comfort of their desks. More
On Tuesday we saw reports of the results of the US government’s monitoring of social media: BBC – Caution on Twitter urged as tourists barred from US. There’s no denying that Big Brother is watching you.
And today we see reports of Anonymous’ ability to monitor US/UK government agencies: BBC – Anonymous gain access to FBI and Scotland Yard hacking call
We should be concerned – in both cases.
We’ve seen a couple of friend’s Yahoo! mail accounts get hacked recently. When one of them got hacked again I did a little bit of research and I was surprised at how prevalent this is. More