Skip to comments.NBC: Visitors To Sochi Olympics Can Expect To Be Hacked
Posted on 02/04/2014 10:07:42 PM PST by Lmo56
Visitors to the Sochi Winter Olympics can expect for their computers and mobile devices to be hacked, NBCs Richard Engel reported Tuesday evening on NBC Nightly News.
Engel conducted multiple experiments with the help of an American based security expert in which the NBC reporter logged onto various public WIFI networks around Moscow. Almost immediately, all of Engels devices were exposed to malicious malware. Analysis revealed some of Engels devices were transmitting personal data stored on his computer to a server based in Russia.
The best way for travelers to avoid these issues, Engel said, is to avoid public WIFI and delete anything extremely sensitive before you travel to Russia.
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I thought machetes were banned at the Olympics.
No worries, your health care data is safe....In Belarus....
I wonder what they tell people trveling to the US?
almost best to travel with a good used laptop that has nothing personal on it at all. disposable if toasted.
Oh, it's just their electronic stuff that will be "hacked."
Bad heading for the article!
Putin, and by extension, Russia as a whole, is an enemy of the Obamunist Regime, and the Gay Mafia that controls the US Media.
NBC will be especially critical of everything Russia has done with the Olympics, being TOTALLY under gay control now.
How’s Pooty-Poot gonna explain this? And the brown water? Throw some more of the $50+ Billion at it and it’ll go away, Vlad.
A VPN and good security programs don’t make wifi safe?
The problems never end in Sochi....
Is this to make us feel at home?
If I traveled there I would buy a new laptop hard drive. Test it out a few weeks prior. Install an OS or an image (least expensive way)
Then go to Russia-Sochi with a clean computer to the HACKER OLYMPICS
Most hacked Olympics ever. Might be some bigtime wealth distribution to Russian and Bulgarian hackers
I had to do a double take. At first, I thought you said "beheading" and that really would be a bad heading.
I am not surprised at all. This will be the most hacked & spied on Olympics ever for certain.
Don’t accept cookies from any unknown source, make sure your devices are uo to date, install Malwarebytes, Fprot and ensure you have at least Windoze Firewall installed updated and running.
Regardless of Olympics, anybody going to China (I have once) can be expected to have their phones, hotel rooms, any rental car, etc to be listened too. We were told that by the tour guide after leaving the airport going to the hotel. This is not a surprise. Anybody thinking that people are not “watched” in China is naive.
That is what I was thinking. Disposable phone, nothing from your “real” life.
Every olympic games I recall has had problems. I really wish the IOC would create a permanent site for the winter and summer games and just improve and upgrade every 4 years. If the IOC controlled everything they might make a ton more money too.
“Brown water is good. You drink.” says Vladimir Putin.
It’s a fair bet that in a lot of cases, people setting up the free wifi are the ones hacking it, even if it’s the “official” wifi for the establishment.
They make a ton of money on the every four year bribes!
With that being said, if I were a U.S. athlete, I would skip this one. The location is unsafe, the accomodations seem to be shoddy at best and I don't think Sochi has any noteworthy sites to visit......
I've been a skier all my life, skied lots of great places both in the U.S. and Canada, all of which could be a great place to host the winter olympics.
But I have never met anyone who has said "boy, I'd love to ski in Sochi, Russia some day"....LOL!
Right, that's what 'being online' means pretty much in any case.
Analysis revealed some of Engels devices were transmitting personal data stored on his computer to a server based in Russia.
He's standing in the middle of Moscow and 'personal' data (what exactly, his IP address?) is sent to a server in Russia? Amazing coincidence!
How goes it!!!! Best to you in SE Asia.
It's been a while...
I'm gonna start writing again - got lots to talk about
“We don’t see any Brown Water, Vlad, honest...”
In Soviet Russia, computers hack YOU!!
I don’t know about public WiFi yet, so does that mean if I fall for a fake Starbucks WiFi, that they can hack my computer even if I am using a VPN and security programs, and https everywhere?
And a burner phone that you can pitch as soon as you leave. Don't take your personal phone.