- Do you feel a bit insecure after listening to this talk? Are you going to do something about it?
- Do you regret uploading photos or sharing information online?
- As we adopt these new applications and mobile devices, as we play with these shiny new toys, how much are we trading off convenience for privacy and security? – how would you answer this question?
- Were you surprised to learn about the possibility to buy a hacking service?
- Have you ever been a victim of an internet fraud scheme? What happened?
- Have your computers been infected with viruses? What did you do?
malware = software such as a virus on a computer or computer network that the user does not know about or want
This is what someone that specializes in malware and hacking looks like.
snapshot = a short description or a small amount of information that gives you an idea of what something is like
Let me give you a quick snapshot of what malicious code is capable of today.
to tear down a myth = to explode a myth
And, just to kind of tear down a myth here, lots of people think that when you get infected with a computer virus…
inebriated = drunk
Unfortunately, when this was implemented, the developer was slightly inebriated and managed to forget all of the secure coding practices he had learned.
to embed = to fix something firmly into a substance or solid object; to make images, sound, or computer software a part of othersoftware
An interesting feature of lots of modern smartphones is that when you take a photo, it embeds GPS data about where that photo was taken.
to deploy = to use something effectively
We then deploy the incredibly advanced hacking tool. We used Google.
herein = in this place, document, statement, or fact
And herein is the greatest lesson of social media and mobile devices for all of us right now.
to shuffle = to move paper or things into different positions or a different order
This is normally when people start kind of shuffling in their pockets trying to turn their phones onto airplane mode desperately.
pinpoint = if something is done with pinpoint accuracy, it is done exactly, and in exactly the right position
Seven hundred and sixty-one of you I could identify a hotel you’d been to recently,absolutely with pinpoint precision somewhere on the globe.
savvy = having practical knowledge and understanding of something
There’s a very concerning trend that whilst many people coming out of schools now are much more technology-savvy, they know how to use technology, fewer and fewer people are following the feeder subjects to know how that technology works under the covers.