Protecting your PC from 'cybergeddon'
How to keep your computer secure
- Duration 3:47
- Date Jun 8, 2012
How to keep your computer secure
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Well that's funny except for the fact that it's real and getting your passwords to everything from.
In our next guest warns there attacks will only get worse in the future join -- right now to explain he's Forbes's London bureau chief and the -- brand new book.
We are anonymous inside the hacker world of bulls that anonymous and the global cyber insurgency.
Army also weren't -- good morning.
You know you hear about hackers and sometimes you just think -- they're just some kids in a basement somewhere just.
Just trying to get it and now but they are much more sinister than.
Sinister but also with a socio political -- now.
Ten years ago hacking was all -- now exploring new ways of testing your limitations and programming skills now it's about getting a political message across.
With anonymous there's two different sides to this story.
There that people who go out there and want to disrupt the weapon harass people for fun.
So someone's naked pictures on FaceBook or -- or blackmail them.
And then they're the ones who are stealing passwords from government agencies and emails trying to make a socio political point so when they've given themselves -- justification.
This kind of moral high ground.
It can spin out of control.
Sure for instance you tell a story about how PayPal was hacked into after they stopped processing payments.
From people who wanted to support WikiLeaks.
And what's kind of -- about anonymous is that.
It was just one person with a network of zombie computers he was able to do that but anonymous gave the impression that it was thousands of people.
-- actually hit that website and paralyzed it so it it creates this kind of barrage of scale and power and thanks to the Internet like we heard about.
Project an image of yourself -- being more beautiful -- bigger than you warrant that's when anonymous does really successfully.
Of course who -- generally we're just talking about you know high profile people and people who -- this might wanna slime.
Via the Internet however a lot of people need to know that.
Hackers can try to get into their own personal information aria might try to steal the money from their bank account might try to -- -- -- with your credit cards.
We've got some tips one thing you suggest is use different passwords for multiple accounts a lot of people use.
Password or 1234.
That is worse everyday and.
Yes -- definitely don't wanna do that because if someone gets one password for you they can lock you -- of FaceBook Linkedin.
Anything Ellison when you're doing your passwords try to make -- as long as possible yes.
A good tip this -- a song lyric maybe have one song the music different -- for each.
Each -- account.
You suggest change your passwords every how often few months really and you should invest in some sort of IP or Internet.
Protocol security well I mean just generally speaking small businesses government agencies anyone that's got a website -- protecting client data just needs to make sure they invest in protecting that data as best as they can.
Hackers often go for the small businesses that have web sites because those are the easiest to get into and what anonymous really speaks to -- how easy it is to -- now.
-- is such a broad word because there they're free web tools each year download that automatically will -- a web -- for you have you been hacked.
I happen but that's because I rotate my passwords all the time.
Good thinking alright I don't blame me and I -- you know he's 1234.
All right -- meals and her new book it's called we are synonymous check it out is fascinating thank you think you're much for drugs are --