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How secure is your data? #1
After seeing @mothered singlehandedly pwn an airline, this brings up an interesting question...

How secure is your data?

You may do as much as you can on your own systems, but think about who you give your data to. Not only online, but irl.

Who has your SSN? Your healthcare provider? Okay. Let's discuss that.

For example, this is a picture from my doctor's desktop in Brooklyn, New York, 2 days ago. Seeing XP at all is pretty alarming, but let's take a look at the desktop of this machine, after I poked around a bit while he was out of the room and I was alone at his (unlocked) terminal.

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(Afterthought: Windows automatically highlights the button you pressed on the same dialog beforehand. Notice how No is highlighted on the update window...)

The problem here speaks for itself. It's nearly impossible to protect yourself, because almost every business that even comes in contact with your data for a second has flaws (maybe even more severe than my doctor's office).
Most of all, the problem that plagues most, if not all businesses, is humanity itself. People are naturally trusting and social engineering is a quite powerful skill. Be careful out there.

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RE: How secure is your data? #2
I cannot believe what I'm viewing and reading.

A medical practice who "supposed" to keep their patient's details secure, has a setup of this nature. MBAM free- no Real-Time nor Malicious Website Protection, various "free" software with limited features compared to It's paid versions, outdated definitions and software applications, and as for Windows XP, well that speaks for Itself In terms of an unsupported OS, hence no security updates and patches available.

Good work @Axari, a great awareness factor to all those who put their trust In entities of this kind.
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RE: How secure is your data? #3
Great thread and great example to prove your point. On a side note, I never do anything sketchy or even move from my chair when the doctor leaves because I always feel like I'm being watched on some camera, and if not, they'll walk in on me doing something strange. Smile Anyway... having been to different doctors offices throughout the years, most of them have had updated technology and are usually password protected by some 3rd party medical software (something like that, can't remember the name my doc uses so no success in googling what it actually is/does) so you can't see or access anything without the password anyway. I would definitely find a new practice if I were you because no computer in the examination room should be left unattended while unlocked. Not to mention that complete lack of updated software.

But to answer the main question, I don't really think our data is as secure as the average person probably believes it is. Think about how many times you've written down your social security number on forms to give out and hope the people handles the info securely. Think of your high school computer systems and how maybe not so knowledgeable the individuals running the system were and knowing all the information they have stored on you. And then you can call the rest of this conspiracy or a regular practice, but possibly how much data on us is actually sold despite that being a complete breach of privacy. And then you can get into the NSA and other powerful groups and you start to realize that the security of our data is maybe nothing more than an illusion to us. You just kind of put your trust into people who are seen as reputable and trustworthy and hope for the best.
"If you look for the light, you can often find it. But if you look for the dark, that is all you will ever see.”


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RE: How secure is your data? #4
I keep my data secure to the minimum of run of the mill skids not being able to get at anything too important but that's about it. I could run everything I do under a VPN, Tor Browser and a bunch of super secure programs all through a Linux distro like Arch and never make a social media account, but I enjoy the modern convenience of using Google, and talking through Facebook, etc.. I personally don't think there is a valid reason to go that far in data protection because if an organization such as the NSA really wanted my data, there is no amount of preparation I could go through that would protect me from them. Besides, I run Windows 10 anyways so MicroShit is probably already selling my info to some random Chinese company anyways.

On to the topic of other people with my data: I'm 16, there isn't very much that is detrimental to me that anyone could possibly have other than possibly a banking pin or something along those lines, and even that I'm doubtful of. Only thing I really have to fear is a website that has important info to me having a database leak like Paypal or Amazon, but I highly doubt that would happen.
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RE: How secure is your data? #5
Well,

Recently I have been improving my data by enabling BitLocker and moving onto XMPP along with the OTR & GPG/OPENPGP plugins installed.

I do not use Skype anymore (Preventing deobfuscate & Wireshark stuff).

I also strongly obfuscate all my new upcoming software (To prevent anything like leaks), I don't know why I say this here but yeah.

I also removed anything linking to me from Leakedsource. (Noticed I had my IP and a old password leaked there).

I also invested into a data removal service I found, they remove your data from Google or something.
I have read about this in one of the eBooks I gave someone a few days ago on Sinisterly.

I have also updated all the software lately.

I also have deleted a few old social media accounts, along with changing the privacy settings to friends only and removed a lot of friends I do not know in real life.

I mainly have to secure my stuff because of something upcoming.

And that's all for now.
Any suggestions is appreciated.
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RE: How secure is your data? #6
Im sure when i was younger i made a lot of mistakes but as of the last 3-5 years ive been pretty good about what i shre on the interwebs.

If you thinkg your secure try to dox your self. see what you can uncover.

AS far as medical offices there not much you can do if you need medical treatment. Your security is in ther hands. and leaks happen.

aslong as you do your part you should be ok.

before deleting old social media, i would change the names and emails then delete. Not sure if it makes a differance but worth the extra step in my eyes

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RE: How secure is your data? #7
Lol how that Dr's office is HIPAA compliant, who knows.... They probably aren't.
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RE: How secure is your data? #8
(08-15-2016, 05:27 AM)roger_smith Wrote: Lol how that Dr's office is HIPAA compliant, who knows.... They probably aren't.

That's because they aren't. It's the most blatant HIPAA violation to ever violate.

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RE: How secure is your data? #9
most people need to come to terms that finding information on a genuine name is fairly easy. that's why everyone does their best to keep their alias away from anything attached to themselves irl

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RE: How secure is your data? #10
(08-15-2016, 07:02 PM)Axari Wrote:
(08-15-2016, 05:27 AM)roger_smith Wrote: Lol how that Dr's office is HIPAA compliant, who knows.... They probably aren't.

That's because they aren't. It's the most blatant HIPAA violation to ever violate.

Well if they're operating in the US, and are handling PHI data, they are legally bound to operate within the requirements of HIPAA. If they're not HIPAA Compliant, that's a pretty big issue that merits investigation.
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