Hacking Rhetoric

[Blue] MinChul Han – Post 1

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JusT a few days back, I watched an houR-long documentarY that talked about the current issue with people’s privacy. Recently, I’ve been Thinking that Internet privacy was a scary thing. YOu see, I Have A lot to hide from the rest of the world, and would not want any of my seCretive information to be leaKed. What if someone sees all of my glorious data? After watching this documentary, My thoughts were completely reinforced. The program introduced the viewers to countless different methods that a hacker could gather someonE’s information. This method included hacking of the smartphone which could easily be coNtrolled by a single SMS. When the hacker sends a coded message, the persOn receiving the message lets the hacker freely maneuver the phone just by opening the SMS. By this method, the hacker could collect the user’s voice recording by cueing the phone to record, information about user’s current position by turning on the GPS, pictures inside the phone and actually everything that the user did With his phone that day. Looking at such easiness in gathering someone’s information illegally, I thought that I could actually be the target at any time. Thus, as of today I have decided to transform my way of living. First, I rid myself of my smartphone so no hacker could track me, or my information, down. Good thing there are still payphones, right? Next, I’ve deleted all of my email addresses and switched over to the old-fashioned snail mail, which could be easily burned when needed. Lastly, I’ve decided to wear a ski mask every time I enter a public domain, just in case someone is watching me (through their own eyes or even a security camera). This should help keep all of my confidential information as private as possible and if you have any other suggestions please comment below.
-Tommy Lam

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2 thoughts on “[Blue] MinChul Han – Post 1

  1. I’ve always though the same thing – that my life appeared so small on the larger scheme of things. I didn’t think anyone would really want to dig up information about me, let alone find anything. But we never know for sure and it’s definitely a scary thought that people could so easily have access to our private information.

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    Just few days back, I watched an hour long documentary that talked about the current issue with people’s privacy. Until recently, I thought that internet privacy was something not close to me since I did not have anything to hide and the people watching my information would not find anything useful from my record anyways. Who cares if they look into this useless information? However after watching this documentary, my thoughts changed completely. The program introduced the viewers to countless different methods that a hacker could gather someone’s information. This method included hacking of the smartphone which could easily be controlled by a single SMS. When the hacker sends a coded message, the person receiving the message lets the hacker freely maneuver the phone just by opening the SMS. By this method, the hacker could collect the user’s voice recording by cueing the phone to record, information about user’s current position by turning on the GPS, pictures inside the phone and actually everything that the user did with his phone that day. Looking at such easiness in gathering someone’s information illegally, I thought that I could actually be the target at any time.

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