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Can Someone Hacked and Remotely Access Your Computer Continuously


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#1 MaaD

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:30 AM

Is it possible for someone to hack and remotely access all of one's files on one's computer, open new email accounts, etc and pretending to be one continuously for months without one suspecting any suspicious activity? This is just a question I was asked by a friend who is suspicious that this is happening to him.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:00 AM

I don't see why not.

 

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/02/technology-tips-domestic-violence-and-stalking-victims

Bridget Small - FTC | February 5, 2015

Unfortunately, there is no good way to know for sure if your devices have been hacked. In fact, many stalking apps are specifically designed to be hidden and unrecognizable. That’s why the best advice is: if you think someone may be monitoring your device, then try to get a new one or use a safer one – one that the abuser does not have access to.

 

Most techs will tell you that if you're not a business with valuable information, you're not at risk of hacking, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

 

http://www.dvrcv.org.au/help-advice/cyber-stalking-and-harassment

 

They often want to have power over their BF/GF or ex or want to punish them for breaking up.

They might like the power of making their partner feel like they’re being watched.

 

http://steel.lcc.gatech.edu/%7Emcordell/lcc6316/Hacker%20Group%20Project%20FINAL.pdf says not everyone is doing it for the money:

 

. The primary driving force for these individuals is a combination of curiosity, voyeurism, and entertainment

 

 

This complaint should be taken seriously if there is any abuse or threats (abuse happens to men as well):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11698583/Violence-against-women-Domestic-abuse-is-now-online-too.html

 

Women’s Aid research with survivors of domestic violence who had experienced online abuse from a partner or ex-partner found that:

• Almost a third of women (29 per cent) experienced the use of spyware or GPS locators on their phone or computers by a partner or ex-partner

• For half (50 per cent) of respondents, the online abuse they experienced also involved direct threats to them or someone they knew

• Almost a third of those respondents who had received threats (32 per cent) stated that where threats had been made online by a partner or ex-partner they were carried out

 

 

 

Resources:

https://www.techsafety.org/resources/

https://nnedv.org/latest_update/app-safety-center-smartphone/

 

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:04 AM

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:31 AM

Thanks very much for all the info.






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