Sunday, May 16, 2010

Is she a victim of key logger?

This morning, a friend of mine says that her facebook account has hacked. Is she a victim of the key logger? A few days ago, she's birthday. Yet, somehow she can get this very special gift. She said that during the few days she could not open her facebook account. I do not know if she actually became victims of hack or even just a connection problem because some speedy users are also often complained about the difficulty of access to facebook because of the DNS problems. Sharply increasing popularity of facebook, facebook account become a great interest to hackers, including keylogger.

A few days ago I read an article about Facebook Hacking in a forum. How to steal a facebook account can be done in various ways. The most popular facebook hacking is social engineering. The majority of facebook users share information about themselves on Facebook profiles. Email account could also be easily viewed by others. This is a gap that can be used by hackers to steal our facebook account. Hackers can get our email passwords using the password reminder facility. With this facility, we can get our passwords simply by answering some security questions. Hackers may know the answers to security questions just by reading the information in facebook profile. Besides social engineering, password thieves often use the fake login page to get the person account. Hackers will lead the victim to open a fake login page. If the victim is not careful, he will not realize that he has submitted his username and password to the hacker via the fake login page. Both will require creative ways to deceive the victim. There are more sophisticated ways to get someone's account, using the key logger. We just need to insert this tool to get the victim's facebook account. Key logger is not only able to steal facebook account. This tool can also be used to monitor the online activities of someone who performed on that computer. We must be vigilant when using public computers because these computers could have been installed key logger. In addition, to safeguard the personal computer, we must install internet security software. However, this method is also not 100% safe because there are some spyware that can penetrate this security system.

Is my friend's facebook is the victim of account theft? In my opinion, there may be people who are interested in stealing my friend's facebook accounts because she was very beautiful. Maybe the hackers want to collect photographs of my friends owned it. Another possibility is that her boyfriend was the one who put key logger to monitor online activities undertaken by his girlfriend. As a person close to the victim, the boyfriend was able to freely enter a key logger to her girlfriend. He was able to track onlince chat activities conducted by his girlfriend.

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