longreads:

Who is “Gary Jones”? An investigation into how a hacker may have stolen nude photos for a “revenge porn” site:

Is it really so easy to hack a Gmail account? See for yourself: Go to the Gmail login screen and click on the frequently ignored link underneath the sign-in menu, ‘Can’t access your account?’ Three options appear; choose ‘I forgot my password.’ Type in a Gmail address—any active Gmail address—and if there’s a phone number associated with the account, you’re given three more options, one of which is ‘Get a verification code on my phone.’ You don’t even need to know the phone number. Just hit ‘continue’ and an unrelated six-digit code will appear in a text to the account owner’s phone. Type in that verification code—a number easily obtained by a masquerading e-impostor—and you’re in. The first thing you’re prompted to do is immediately change your password, thereby blocking out the original owner.
In other words, if a hacker knows only your Gmail address and can figure out how to access your phone, he’s already most of the way into your shit.

“‘Gary Jones’ Wants Your Nudes.” — Camille Dodero, The Village Voice
More #longreads from Dodero




Interesting article, but really, if you take nude photos of yourself and upload them on the Internet (even emailing them to yourself) then you’re naive if you think nobody will ever ever be able to see them. You’re in Internet land now, and there’s no getting out.

longreads:

Who is “Gary Jones”? An investigation into how a hacker may have stolen nude photos for a “revenge porn” site:

Is it really so easy to hack a Gmail account? See for yourself: Go to the Gmail login screen and click on the frequently ignored link underneath the sign-in menu, ‘Can’t access your account?’ Three options appear; choose ‘I forgot my password.’ Type in a Gmail address—any active Gmail address—and if there’s a phone number associated with the account, you’re given three more options, one of which is ‘Get a verification code on my phone.’ You don’t even need to know the phone number. Just hit ‘continue’ and an unrelated six-digit code will appear in a text to the account owner’s phone. Type in that verification code—a number easily obtained by a masquerading e-impostor—and you’re in. The first thing you’re prompted to do is immediately change your password, thereby blocking out the original owner.

In other words, if a hacker knows only your Gmail address and can figure out how to access your phone, he’s already most of the way into your shit.

“‘Gary Jones’ Wants Your Nudes.” — Camille Dodero, The Village Voice

More #longreads from Dodero

Interesting article, but really, if you take nude photos of yourself and upload them on the Internet (even emailing them to yourself) then you’re naive if you think nobody will ever ever be able to see them. You’re in Internet land now, and there’s no getting out.

(via discoverynews)

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    waoh..
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  4. chickenbeast reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    so…doesn’t matter how creative your password is?
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    Interesting article, but really, if you take nude photos of yourself and upload them on the Internet (even emailing them...
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    Pft. Most people don’t even need to do that. If he can get in touch with any of your angry exes that you may have...
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    whoa! good to know.
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    Great.
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