Alright people be honest... it's an anonymous poll. I'm trying to figure out just how creepy the people on gag are
- Yes it's easy but I've never done it12%(3)10%(8)Vote10%(5)
- Yes it's easy and I've done it4%(1)10%(8)Vote14%(7)
- Yes but it's pretty hard and a waste of my time23%(6)25%(19)Vote25%(13)
- No I've never done it but thought about it54%(14)42%(32)Vote35%(18)
- No I didn't even know that was possible7%(2)13%(10)Vote16%(8)
Most Helpful Guy
In my limited understanding, no one can "hack" your computer without having you click on a link or download something with a virus on it. Trojan horse is the only thing capable of really hijacking a computer, and for that to work, you have to download the trojan horse
Hacking a website is different. If they can hack a website, then they can access everyone's information *on that website* (but not their personal computers) including passwords and such. So, never never never use the same passwords. Especially not same passwords you use for important things like bank accounts. Huge no-no. Single biggest fuck up.
As long as you don't follow links (copy and paste, dont click hyperlinks) or download anything from others, hackers won't get access to your computer or files. I think they can attack open ports to gain access, but that requires them to have your IP address. And I don't think you can access someones IP on websites. But they can with instant messengers, if you click a link or view a photo on a 3rd party website.
Use a VPN. Which everyone should already be doing to prevent--or make it a pain in the ass for-- dragnet surveillance and probably hackers, too. Private Internet Access is the best one.
Script kiddies might be able to DDOS, but they--most people---can't do anything serious without a good understanding of programming. Which entails a lot.
Just don't click on links or download shit from people you don't know, and you will be perfectly safe. Unless your computer is already a zombie.
I'm pretty ignorant about computers, though. But, this is my understanding.
I highly, highly doubt a blackhat would spend their time on GAG. They got more important things to do, like making bank.0
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Most Helpful Girl
If the computer is badly protected, piece of cake on a public WiFi. So see that you have a good firewall and then you are safe in almost all cases.1