Technology Exposing the 'Darknet': Are Al Qaeda terrorists using your personal computer?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by mscbkc070904, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Exposing the \'Darknet\': Are Al Qaeda terrorists using your personal computer?

    I read this today, since I keep up with terrorist activities and thought this should be shared with you all.

    Dated 15 Feb 2005
    Source: The Village Voice, NYC

     
  2. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    :o Whoa!

    How do we prevent such attacks? Is merely developing the right firewall the answer?

    Interesting article - msc

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  3. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Its hard to say how to prevent it really, but as home owners of the net, need to just make sure we are aware of protective measures. I saw a show a few nights ago abotu guys who drive around in a hummer and they are hackers who try to find spikes in wireless networks in neighborhoods. And they sat right there on the side of road and hacked into a persons PC telling them they just been hacked and could download their files. Of course they went to the door of the home they tagged and told them and showed them how to prevent it. Thats what they get paid to do, is help where people are not aware of how accesible they are.