Silk Road and the online drugs trade - Truthloader Investigates
jhilldog77at November 19,2015 The sophistication of today's hacker is mind blowing. It is almost imaginable over the next 10 years for the hackers to actually be ahead of any type of defenses we have setup on our own personal computers, mobile devices, home and enterprise network. 250,000 new pieces of malware a day..wow! How do we project ourselves from that constant daily barrage?
hanna88at November 25,2015 @DPerry - loved that part too! Another great reminder to really consider what we are downloading and providing access to when we choose to install something or use our devices certain ways. Never realized how much information can be gathered from previous wireless networks we've connected to---and how that information can be broadcast without even realizing it. Another useful and entertaining TED talk.
tshafiat November 29,2015 The Blackhole exploit pack proves that cybercrime is not only sophisticated and prevalent, but I tested to see how easy it would be to get. I was able to find a supposed (I didn’t verify it) download link on the first page of the Google search. This availability speaks volumes about the state of organized cybercrime today. Like the comparison between physical bank robbery and cyber bank robbery, cybercrime just seems so darn easy. On a lark, anyone could try it…and become hooked, making the profitability of creating exploit kits substantially sustainable.
Fake antivirus programs are also an interesting point. People usually don’t become alarmed when they see these because it speaks to their fear of being insecure. Upon scrutiny otherwise, it is generally plain to see that these are not reputable agents of antivirus, or anti spyware software.
I’m curious to look at the report about the Russian gang. It is ironic how criminals like there, with all their sophistication, were duped by their own social media. Speaks to how vulnerable we all are in this arena.
Finally, a point that I find extremely important is the state of the laws regarding cybercrime. He spoke of how technically savvy people are becoming, while less and less actually understand the technology. However, the fact that we are so behind legally is far more unsettling.
The weakest link in the security chain is the human component, our understanding.
gcorkerat December 07,2015 Well done presentation. I liked how he showed the two computers side-by-side (victim and attacker). It made it a lot easier to visualize. I also thought he made an interesting point about social media in that your friends settings impact your privacy as well. Definitely something to think about.
busterhaxat December 10,2015 TED talks should have it's own segment on primetime television. It'd be beneficial and informative for the elderly and non-tech savvy folks to watch videos like this.