After her Facebook account was hacked, Angela McNamara of Hamilton, Ontario, struggled to get help from the social network. Using its automated process to recover her account failed to work for her, says McNamara. Jalani Morgan for NPR hide caption
\"And then from there I'm just like, 'OK, it is gone,' \" said McNamara, who lives outside Toronto. She tried Facebook's automated process to recover her account: getting a backup code, resetting her password. But nothing worked.
This has been happening to a lot of people lately, and the experience has left many users nearly as frustrated with the social network as they are with the hackers. In July, NPR received 19 emails from listeners complaining that their Facebook accounts had been hacked or disabled. People share similar tales of woe on Reddit forums and Twitter every day.
Instead, Facebook tells users to report hacked accounts through its website. The site instructs them to upload a copy of a driver's license or passport to prove their identities. But the people NPR spoke with said they had trouble with every step of this automated process and wish Facebook would offer a way to reach a real person.
\"The very first concern, after realizing that I was getting hacked, is that these folks might be able to gain access to my business's bank account,\" said Ben Coleman in Fall River, Mass. \"That would be a disaster.\"
\"We think of it as a kind of like a plaything or something for fun, but people share news on it, people get their news from it, it's a photo album,\" he said. \"I think what I've kind of learned from my experience is, I really need to think about how I'm using it ... and what it means to me to lose it.\"
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Computer crime laws encompass a variety of actions that destroy or interfere with normal operation of a computer system. Computer trespass, unauthorized access (or access exceeding permission that was granted to a user), or hacking is breaking into computer systems, frequently with intentions to alter, disable or modify existing settings. When malicious in nature, these break-ins may cause damage or disruption to computer systems or networks. Additional state and federal laws may apply to various other types of computer crimes (e.g., unfair and deceptive practices acts, etc.).
In addition to laws that expressly mention ransomware or computer extortion, additional states, like North Carolina (NCGA 143B-1379), require reporting of cyber incidents generally (which may include ransomware attacks) or state IT departments may require agencies to report cyber incidents to a CISO or other official. Also, other types of laws (e.g., that prohibit extortion and computer crimes such as malware or computer trespass) could also potentially be used to prosecute ransomware crimes.
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@rdmThe Military/Security/Industrial Complex (MSI) profits from sales regardless it harms civilians or not. They would simply invoke stuff like Nationalistic feelings, wildly summoned imaginations of civil disorder and all kinds of proposals to sell their wares. There are cases where certain MSI companies and their contractors managed to scare the Government agencies and help dictate new national laws and regulations and make new guidelines and standards that are simply broken.
Then, indeed, James Clapper made the offer to sign an agreement like they did for Bad Aibling that their activities would not be directed against german interests. But he said that he does not have the political power to decide this, since it depends on the white house.
Well the exchange was between Christoph Heusgen from the german chancellory and Obamas aide Karen Donfried. And it was clapper who proposed something like a no spy agreement, but he said that he is not in powers and that this must be decided from washington. And it was Washington (Karen Donfried) who refused. This indicates that its not the NSA who is out of control, but these american politicians who give NSA explicit orders to spy on europe and the economy.
Ever hear of FBI or DEA doing rectal feeding of suspects held without trial At the least, the case would be likely be dismissed and the defendant might get a nice settlement. At worst, America would flip out and resignations would result. Military and spooks coming after you is always worse than cops doing it. Better to keep them out of the domestic situation.
But what about inductors, few modern design enginers realise that they also act as both speakers and microphones. Older engineers realised that RF oscillators would act like radio mics where free wound coils fractionaly changed their inductance and thus the oscillators frequency due to mechanical vibration. There solution back then was to pour wax on them to damp out the vibration. But very few engineers realise a couple of other things. Firstly that inductors with cores cause the cores to vibrate due to magnetoconstriction thus they act as speakers. Secondly the cores in many inductors change their permiability under the influance of a magnetic field and thus effect the current flowing in the coil. This can cause a changing magnetic field to change the inductance which will therefore modulate the current, and if the current is oscillating it can cause the waveform to be distorted and thus change the harmonic content. Finally consider that the inductor can be considered either the input or output winding of a transformer, this opens up all sorts of posabilities for a creative attacker.
Needless to say, almost. And this article has some very poignant ways of putting it. It is absolutely anti-constitutional to be surveilling everyone. When there are legitimate terrorist threats, they will speak, communication is necessary for political and religious movements like that. You can not go more against the law then breaking these sorts of laws in the US. The Founding is all about being wary of governmental corruption.
When the populace sees the government breaking such core laws like these, they are encouraged to commit crimes their own selves. This and the torture and rendition systems must go.