It’s a bit worrying when you think about how much information is on the internet these days. People can go online and find out so much about you using just basic computer skills. Then when you look at all the organisations that are online like banks, government organisations, schools etc., it really becomes an issue. If you have above average computer skills and a password generator, you can get into the personal details about people or in extreme situations, their finances.
Then as the technology has progressed we have program’s such as iCloud which is an online storage program where people can store their personal files, passwords, address books and anything else they like. If someone got into another persons iCloud, they wouldn’t need to hack into bank accounts to get their money, they could simply just copy all the persons passwords or PIN numbers and access the accounts as though they owned them themselves.
Recently, ebay went into lockdown (article link) after it was hacked with the hackers gaining access to members addresses, phone numbers, passwords, personal accounts and other personal information. This will potentially effect any number of ebay’s 145 million users.
It’s kinda scary really, with all our personal information in one place it makes it a lot easier for people to gain access to it. Are we still sure that technology is such a good idea??