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NBC's report about “instant hacking” of laptops and Android phones in Sochi exposed as media hoax

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Feb 2014, 09:36

The "hacking" in the story boils down to visiting sketchy Olympic-themed websites infected with malware, which could infect unprotected users from all over the world. Moreover, in the report, the devices are actually operated in a Moscow cafe. The scene in which the Android phone gets "hacked", is acted out by allowing a download of an infected .apk from a malicious Sochi-themed website...

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posted on 07 Feb 2014, 09:40 3

1. Sauce (unregistered)

Lol this is bananas....

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 10:11 1

5. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)

Baaaaaaa NSA told us to say.....

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 11:26

6. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Sochi is turning out to be surrounded by more controversies than when Delhi hosted the CWG in 2010. Lets see if they can host it as good as Delhi did.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 11:31 1

7. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

This is yet another of those cases when the media reports on something that you are actually well informed about and that demonstrates how clueless they are, making you wonder about how clueless they likely are about everything else.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 13:21 1

8. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

"specialized hacking software" - a Ubuntu terminal

BAHAHAHA idk what's worse, this or fox reporting the iphone 5 had laser keyboards and holographic images

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