posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 01:54 PM
Today I woke up to an email saying I reactivated my Facebook account. It was deactivated, and I didn’t log on. So does that mean it was hacked?
There is nothing on that account but I still feel violated. I had a long password too. Granted it had hydrogen alpha as part of it (and I know you
shouldn’t do that because it’s almost as bad as setting your password to admin), but I mixed it with other numbers and letters and special
characters. So when I say it was long, it was LONG.
When I deactivated my account, I opted out of receiving emails, and I know not to log in. I didn’t click on any links within the emails. So this
morning I had an email saying it was reactivated. About twenty minutes after the time stamp of this email, I received another email about activity on
my Facebook. I did check to see if there were any instances of a deactivated Facebook reactivating itself. I did not find any. If anyone here knows if
this could be the case, please let me know. I did activate verification codes where I could. But now I want to delete every account that doesn’t
have this option. What happens, if it hasn’t happened already, if the option of using verification codes becomes ineffective? And what about my ATS
account? Maybe I’m overreacting. Maybe I’ll abandon this account too.
Ten years from now, as technology and hackers become more and more clever, how will our online profiles be protected?
Our dependence on the Internet grows every day. The Internet is an evolving technology that carries enormous potential and vulnerabilities. How can
we balance true internet security while maintaining internet freedom?
Even with the advancement of security, so comes the advancement of hackers.
I feel angry about what happened to my Facebook account, and I feel violated. I think of all of my stuff that is online: my work, my information and
my personal conversations. How much further do I have to go to protect myself! In the end, after the anger fades, I just feel sad. I think I will be
one of those people who will refuse the internet altogether. Not yet, not today, but in the not so distant future.
edit on 25-9-2012 by kisharninmah because: to fix typos