Study finds that people can learn and hack email accounts by watching online tutorials
Email accounts face increasing threats from hackers with online tutorials making it possible for people with little technical knowledge to hack in to accounts in less than 15 minutes, according to a new study.
A TV producer, a self-employed baker and a retiree learnt hacking from freely available online tutorials and hack into someone’s account in about 14 minutes, The Daily Mail reported.
Security company CPP conducted the study.
The three people in the study used an online tutorial using a ‘man in the middle’ technique to hack into a computer network. They could crack each other’s login details within minutes.
The group could download hacking software and then learnt to use it to access login details and passwords for email accounts, social networking sites and online shopping accounts.
There are over 20,000 online tutorials which teach how to hack, said CPP.