Of course recent events in the news were a big cause of my thinking in this project. I got to thinking about how people have to take a lot of things in mind when they go to secure their phone or their computer. I learned about all sort of things like for example there is a program called snap spy which can be used to spy on snapchat. and obviously I wondered if it was legal for you to use something like that. The answer is simple, you can use it on any phone that you own and that seems to be how it is designed to be used I think. That is to say that parents use it to spy on their kids and obviously husbands use it to spy on their wives. That probably is not the smartest thing that you could do, because the stuff that you could gain is pretty small compared to the way that you are going to be judged if you get caught.
That is the thing that you have to think about when it comes to cybersecurity. You have to know where your phone has been at all times and then you have to think closely about any sort of communications that you have with people who claim to be helping you with breaches. In the Podesta case there was a simple miscommunication that led to disaster. He sent a phishing email to his security person who told him one thing when he meant to say the opposite. That is a terrible way to get compromised and they are going to be very careful about this sort of thing in the future. In fact the breach here was done by something call social engineering rather than by what is actually hacking in the sense we think of it.Read More