It is a fact that the internet has dominated our daily lives and is an essential tool for communication between citizens. The major issue of concern for most users today is whether it is possible to hack social media, whether they act as perpetrators or victims. Much has been said by would-be and non-hackers alike about the difficulty of hacking social media. The methods that have been used from time to time vary. Massive brute force attacks with software such as hydra, medusa etc. Facebook wanting to protect its users has created tiered security bundles that prevent such attacks.
Brute force programs have the ability to test multiple passwords every second, up to hundreds of passwords, until they finally find the right one. Most of us will have gotten our passwords wrong more than 3-4 times. When we finally log into the account, we see that we have received a message stating that someone has tried to log into our profile. And in case where passwords are tried for more than say 40-50 times, which is rarely done manually, then there is a time delay until the next attempt to enter the account, just like with the lock code on the mobile phone.
Is Facebook being violated? Ultimately the answer is Yes.
The most common and easiest way in which Facebook is compromised is through physical contact with the victim’s computer. Even if our victim has deleted history and cookies from his computer, it is possible to recover these codes.
In more specific cases where the attacker does not have physical contact with the victim’s computer, the probability of success reaches 80%. To achieve this goal, social engineering systems and methods are used that for obvious reasons will not be mentioned in this text.
Despite the illegal nature of these methods, they have often been used by parents towards their minor children, thus preventing delinquent behaviour such as drug use, sexual blackmail and the voluntary disappearance of minors. In some cases, attacks by paedophiles have been prevented, as parents, in a recent case, became aware of conversations between a minor child and a man 30 years older than him, through which he was asking for sensual photos and face-to-face dates.
In any case, the law is strict and social media violation is a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment.
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