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Computer Security No 16: Has your account been hacked?

Corporate Computer Security

Has your account been hacked?

- Price tag for an unhackable phone: USD 14,000

- Jokes

Has your account been hacked?

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A year after the Ashley Madison hack, where 36 million account details (670,000 Australians amongst them) were published online, the full report was released.

This was a joint investigation of the Australian Privacy Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

The full report is at: - www.oaic.gov.au/privacy-law

According to Troy Hunt, a legitimate former Microsoft executive, Ashley Madison was in the 9th place of the Top breaches (left).

Troy created a site called "Have I been pwned?" as a free service to the public, detailing the breaches and the accounts compromised:

haveibeenpwned.com

The site accepts new pastes (of hacked accounts) on a continuous basis. As I look at the 'Pastes' tab, the latest upload was done 24 min ago, the previous 1 h ago and so on.

You can check if any your accounts was hacked. The service is free, but Troy will gladly accept the odd donation.

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Price tag for an unhackable phone – USD 14,000:

The Solarin Android, produced by Sirin Labs was launched on June 30 2016 at Harrods in London.

Its producer justifies the price & features:

About Over 50 Personal Computer Security Has your account been hacked?

"In addition to military-grade privacy, the Solarin phone boasts WiGig technology (the successor to WiFi) to provide optimum speed, 128 Gigabytes of storage, a 24 megapixel camera with laser auto focus, and what it claims is the loudest speaker system in the smartphone world.

All this software comes at the nifty price of USD 54,000, placing Solarin firmly within the radius of business people and VIPs.

The company says the cost is based on the purchase and adaptation of all the technologies the phone offers and is aimed at the "international businessperson who carries a lot of sensitive information but doesn’t want to compromise on usability, quality or design.

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Have a nice and safe weekend!

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