The Silk Road: The Rise and Fall of the World's Largest Online Black Market
kkrishnaat July 20,2015 As technology increases, the number of potential channels for hacking increases exponentially. With more mobile devices, hackers can steal information from anywhere. In addition, home Wifi Networks can easily be hacked. One of the revelations of the NSA leaks was that they were infecting wireless networks from over 8 miles away. It's obviously a bit unsettling to think that a hacker could simply hack into your entire network from such a far distance.
arautat July 20,2015 Security should be initial thought in any technology/products deployment. However, low non-tech skills are hard to beat by any security measure. For eg: walk into a used car dealership, and check out the cars with navigation or blue tooth phone system. Most people still doesn't delete their address history, home address or phone's contact list before they sell/trade cars.
TimWalshat July 21,2015 I think this video was a great example of how new technologies such as drones combined with the Internet of Things present a wide array of new challenges in cybersecurity. More and more objects are going digital and thus can be hacked.
Though law enforcement is taking this type of threat more seriously that it has in the past, I think that it is definitely an uphill battle and new kinds of threats constantly emerge.
randerson0at July 22,2015 This is one more thing to look out for. There really are millions of ways to steal someone's sensitive information.
hpasekovat July 22,2015 This video makes me realize that literally any piece of technology on the market can be hacked into and used to hack to other technologies to steal data, money etc. It really scares me that, if my toaster becomes a node on the network and somebody hacks into it, turns it on while I’m not at home, and it sets my house of fire.