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NBC: Visitors To Sochi Olympics Can Expect To Be Hacked
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/4/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

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, NBC’s 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 Engel’s devices were exposed to malicious malware. Analysis revealed some of Engel’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hacking; olympics
They said if you turn on your smart phone right after you land at the airport - you probably have already been hacked ...
1 posted on 02/04/2014 10:07:43 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56

I thought machetes were banned at the Olympics.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 10:10:19 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Lmo56

No worries, your health care data is safe....In Belarus....


3 posted on 02/04/2014 10:12:04 PM PST by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: Lmo56

I wonder what they tell people trveling to the US?


4 posted on 02/04/2014 10:21:38 PM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: Lmo56

almost best to travel with a good used laptop that has nothing personal on it at all. disposable if toasted.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 10:50:26 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Lmo56
Hacked with machetes?

Oh, it's just their electronic stuff that will be "hacked."

Bad heading for the article!

6 posted on 02/04/2014 10:59:18 PM PST by grundle
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To: Lmo56

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.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 11:08:24 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Lmo56

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.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 11:23:03 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Lmo56

A VPN and good security programs don’t make wifi safe?


9 posted on 02/04/2014 11:28:13 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Lmo56

The problems never end in Sochi....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3119396/posts


10 posted on 02/04/2014 11:31:30 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Lmo56

Is this to make us feel at home?


11 posted on 02/04/2014 11:43:21 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Secret Agent Man

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


12 posted on 02/04/2014 11:51:44 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Lmo56

Most hacked Olympics ever. Might be some bigtime wealth distribution to Russian and Bulgarian hackers


13 posted on 02/04/2014 11:54:02 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: grundle
Bad heading for the article!

I had to do a double take. At first, I thought you said "beheading" and that really would be a bad heading.

14 posted on 02/05/2014 12:18:51 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Lmo56

I am not surprised at all. This will be the most hacked & spied on Olympics ever for certain.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 12:39:04 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: Lmo56

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.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 1:32:10 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Lmo56
Beats getting fisted.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

17 posted on 02/05/2014 3:59:33 AM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia" By Paypal)
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To: Lmo56

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.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 4:11:26 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: dennisw

That is what I was thinking. Disposable phone, nothing from your “real” life.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 4:14:57 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Daffynition

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.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 4:18:38 AM PST by xp38
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To: carriage_hill

“Brown water is good. You drink.” says Vladimir Putin.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 4:24:28 AM PST by driftless2
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To: ansel12

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.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 4:33:09 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: xp38

They make a ton of money on the every four year bribes!


23 posted on 02/05/2014 5:02:17 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Lmo56
I've always enjoyed the winter olympics but due to the regular competitons that take place year after year(world cup skiing for example), this is nothing but another race that just happens to turn up every four years.

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!

24 posted on 02/05/2014 5:26:34 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Lmo56
Almost immediately, all of Engel’s devices were exposed to malicious malware.

Right, that's what 'being online' means pretty much in any case.

Analysis revealed some of Engel’s 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!

25 posted on 02/05/2014 5:58:17 AM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: expatguy

How goes it!!!! Best to you in SE Asia.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 5:59:53 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw
How are you my FRiend?

It's been a while...

I'm gonna start writing again - got lots to talk about

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

27 posted on 02/05/2014 6:10:41 AM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia" By Paypal)
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To: driftless2

“We don’t see any Brown Water, Vlad, honest...”


28 posted on 02/05/2014 6:57:55 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Lmo56

In Soviet Russia, computers hack YOU!!


29 posted on 02/05/2014 7:00:33 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: jiggyboy

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?


30 posted on 02/05/2014 9:24:45 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Secret Agent Man
almost best to travel with a good used laptop that has nothing personal on it at all. disposable if toasted.

And a burner phone that you can pitch as soon as you leave. Don't take your personal phone.

31 posted on 02/05/2014 9:44:36 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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