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Dangerous hackers of all time

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We all know we live in a time of technology. It is becoming harder and harder to keep our passwords hidden from hackers. Hackers seem to be able to get into anything they want. Hackers have stolen millions of dollars and has also causes billions of dollars worth of damages when they hack companies and shut down services.

So lets take a look at the top most dangerous hackers of all time.

 ASTRA.

A 58 yr old man from Greece was arrested after he was caught stealing and selling weapons data, and he gave himself the name Astra. Authorities did not identify this hacker by name so we donít actually know who he is but he is currently arrested. He has been stealing sensitive weapon technology data for 5 years. Hes a mathematician who has been getting away with a scary crime for a very long time. The company he was stealing from suffered more than 360 million dollars in damages.

CCC which stands for the Chaos Computer Club.

This is Europes largest association of hackers. This group believes in the human right to communication. That is how this hackers group formed. It was founded back in 1981 and its still alive today. In 1987 this group was caught with whats called cyber spying and this case became the first case in history to become international headlines. This group of hackers were able to access almost any security system in the world. Back in those days there wasnít many security systems put in place to keep people out. Government information would be accessed that could be very dangerous if in the wrong hands.

Albert Gonzalez (CumbaJohnny, Segvec, SoupNazi, KingChilli)

Here is 36 yr old Albert Gonzalez. This guy was able to steal anyones credit-card information. Albert is this infamous computer hacker who was able to steal 130 million credit card numbers. This crime is believed to be the largest retail- store theft in US history. Albert has a long history of hacking and has been known to operate on both sides of the law. So years the police use to use them for their benefit.

Guccifer 2.0.

This is a person or a group of people who was able to hack into the DNC which is Democratic National Committee. Guccifer 2.0 was able to hacj the DNC that had classified information and they leaked it onto WikiLeaks. The public was able to read this information. The US Intelligence got involved with this high profile case. There were many threats to the intelligence community and many cyberattacks were carried out. This group might also be the ones who interfered with the 2016 US Presidential election but those claims have not been comfirmed although President Donald Trump believes that the election was tampered with. And the people behind it would be Russian intelligence but he won the election so he doesnít really talk about it anymore.

 Michael Calce (Mafiaboy)

Michael Calce who is known as the MafiaBoy. He is from Quebec Canada and he launched a series of highily publicized denial- of service attacks back in 2000 when he was just 15 yrs old. MfaiaBoy attacked Yahho, Fifa.com Amazon.com Dell Ebay and CNN. He was able to gain customers information. Some of this information was used for blackmail. Back during this time Yahoo was a multibillion dollar web company who was at the top of the search engine, and Mafiaboy was able to shut them down. This caused millions if not billions of lost income for the company. This caused 1.2 billion dollars in global economic damages. This is a lot of peoples jobs millions were effected by this attack.

Resilient.

This is a 30 yr old hacker who is from California. He has become the first hacker to be charged with controlling an army of hijacked computers called botnets. Resilient was able to take control of 500,000 computers which invluded US military computers. Imagine going to war and you think your getting your mission intructions from the president, but it ended up being instructions or directions from a 30 yr old hacker this could be very dangerous. Anonymous comes in at number 4. This is a group that formed back in 2004. This group has become really famous because of how successful they have become with their hacks. This group has hacked anencies of the US, Ireal, Tunisia, Uganda and they have even attacked ISIS. Anonymous has also gone against the westboro Baptist church, Paypal, MasterCard, Visa and Sony. It just seems like this group is very intelligent and they can get into anything that is connected through satalite or the internet. Whats scary is back in 2016 Anonymous was reported to have declared war on Donald Trump. They have been releasing Youtube videos of what they are going to do. We still donít know who is behind these attacks.

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Cyborgs making it happen

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Many leading scientists think that humans must merge with machines if we want to survive, and indeed, many Hollywood movies have depicted as much. But….could it really happen?

Project Cyborg Founder – Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick was professor of Cybernetics at Reading University and now works as Deputy Vice Chancellor of Coventry University. Warwick has an implanted microchip in his nervous system. He first had a chip inserted to his arm in 1998, a simple RFID transmitter that he used to control lights, doors and other computer controlled devices….turning things in and off with his arm. Later, in 2002, he had the chip connected to his nervous system. He also game the same implant to his wife, which meant that when someone grasps her hand, he can feel the same sensation.

Stelarc

I studied this guy as part of my drama degree and from both a performance and science perspective, he is so interesting. Stelarc is an artist who’s focus is the enhancement robotics can have on the human body. Stelarc isn’t a full time cyborg, but in one performance, called third hand, he used a robotic third arm which picked up muscle signals and responded with movements accordingly. In a recent performance, he attached his body to an industrial robotic arm, which choreographed his body movements for a period of time. The fact that he has a third ear on his arm is kind of irrelevant to this list… but I thought I would quickly mention it.

Hugh Herr

In the 1980s, Hugh lost his legs in a climbing accident, however he did not let that stop him. Since then, he has been relying on prosthetic to climb again. Herr has since gone on to be a leading man in the field of bio mechanics and believes he will be able to cure paralysis using high tech prosthetic one day. He created a computerized artificial knee…and on top of that, he and his team were able to get a paralyzed rat walking again by implanting a dis solvable scaffold seeded with neutral stem cells. Herr has never believed he is handicapped, just that technology is, and has worked on several devices, including bionics that allow amputees to walk with the ease they used to. At the end of his TED talk, he invited out a dancer, Adrianna Haset Davis who lost her leg in the Boston Bomingsshe dances on one of his BIOM legs, and watching her move was incredible!

Nigel Ackland the man with a Robot Arm

British man, Nigel Ackland lost his arm in a work accident in the mid 2000s and was since given a Bebionic arm, a high-tech bionic forearm and hand that can type and move like a real hand. The arm was hailed as the most advanced prosthetic hand in the world in 2012. The arm is controlled by two muscles and allows him use of his hand again…. The sound of it when it moves, though!!!!! It looks pretty awesome!

Jerry Jalava

Imagine carrying all your documents with you without evening needing to use a bag…. This is Jerry Jalava’s life! So, Finland national, Jalava lost his finger in a motorbike accident in 2009 when he was in his early 20s. As a computer programmer, he had the hair-brained idea to turn what was left of his finger into a USB stick. At the time, he had a laughable 2 gigs fitted into his USB finger, but these days, his hard drive capabilities are more supreme.

Founder of the Cyborg Foundation – Neil Harbisson

Neil Haribisson is a cyborg artist who, with the help of machines, has learned to listen in color. Harbisson is the worlds first legally recognized cyborg who has an inbuilt antenna in his skull. He did a talk with TED which has had around half a million view on Youtube. In it he explains how he was completely colorblind, with the ability to only see in grey-scale. Age 21, he had a device, he calls an electronic eye, installed that turns color into audible frequencies, allowing him to hear the color of the world.

He said “when I started to dream in color, I felt the software and my brain had united.” He says his electronic eye is part of him and it even features in his passport photo.

Moon Ribas

Ribas had a sensor permanently fitted into her elbow in 2013 as part of a project called Seismic Sense. This sensor allows her to feel any earthquake on the planet with varying intensity. In 2008, she wore a speedometer glove that allowed her to determine the exact speed of movement around her.

Rob Spence the man with a bionic eye

Possibly the world’s first eyeborg, Spence makes documentaries with his robot eye which is fitted with a camera. The Canadian filmmaker shot himself in the eye as a child and he was left blinded. Eventually he decided that rather than having a regular prosthetic eye, he wanted one which could function to his advantage. Eventually he had a small camera eye fitted in 2008 from which he can record around 30 minutes of footage. While the camera isn’t connected to his brain so he can’t actually see what he is recording, research is taking place to see whether this would be a possibility in the future, which would be a huge step for human machine hybrids.

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Phones that are seriously dangerous

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If you are, that phone has gone through a lot of testing to make sure its safe and its not gonna hurt you. Sometimes though, mistakes happen – serious mistakes.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Unfortunately, its probably because this phone released in 2016 kept catching fire. A lot. There were stories all over the news about it – at one point it got so bad that airlines were banning people from taking the phone onto planes in case they caused a fire mid flight. Samsung had to do a mass recall of the phone and launched an investigation to determine the cause. Turns out it was the batteries – they were overheating and catching fire. They released -safer battery- replacements but they caught fire too. Oh dear Samsung, oh dear …

 Motorola Bravo

The FCC in the US tracks radiation levels in phones to see how much of it is absorbed by a person when they use it. They set a limit at 1.6 watts per kilogram. A phone is considered dangerous after that. The Motorola Bravo sits at a 1.59 … that’s right, if it was at just 0.01 more watts per kilogram, it would be deemed dangerous to humans and start to pose a risk of causing brain cancer. I don’t think being 0.01 under makes it any more comforting.

 The Gun Phone

This phone is more of a gun than a phone – but its too good to miss off the list, I have to show it to you guys. A minnesota company has invented a handgun that looks just like a smartphone. Its called the Ideal Conceal – on the surface it looks just like any phone youre familiar with – but unfold it and youll find a 380 caliber pistol. One click and its ready to fire. The creator, Kirk Kjellberg, said the idea came to him after he attracted attention for carrying a concealed weapon in a restaurant – he wanted to make something that wouldnt stand out. The invention has drawn security concerns though and he was even contacted by the US government so they could figure out how to spot it during airport screenings …

 Nokia 3310

Back in 2003, stories emerged of Nokia 3310s exploding. Now before everyone jumps to this classic phones defence, it turns out it was due to counterfit batteries. Some of you may be too young to remember this but the Nokia 3310 had a replacable batteries. Some customers got their hands on cheap, fake ones from unauthorized suppliers. Nokia referred to these suppliers as -a very sophisticated enemy- … Id say thats a fair statement if someone is responsible for making your phones blow up …

 iPhone cases

The iPhone 6, 6s and 7 are by no means dangerous – I’ve not heard any horror stories of them – however, Im not sure I can say the same about some of their cases. In August 2017, Apple issued a worldwide recall of their liquid glitter cases after reports of the glitter liquid leaking out and causing skin irritations, blisters or even burns. This news came after 19 cases on people getting chemical burns from the cases in the US alone.

Motorola Droid 2

In 2010, a story emerged of man from Texas who’s Motorola Droid 2 phone blew up in his ear. David Cronen said that had only had the phone for 2 days when it exploded as he got into his car. He said -I heard a pop. I didn’t feel any pain initially. I pulled the phone down. I felt something dripping. I realized that it was probably blood.- … yeah, this story is intense. David then went back to his house and in the bathroom bathroom mirror he saw the damage the phone had caused his ear.

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The most crazy air crafts of the history

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Humans have been flying for well over 100 years now. We know how to do it. Every day, 100,000 planes take off and land. That’s a lot of planes and guess what, some of them look really weird. Some of them have been top secret. Some of them you will never see at your local airport.

Avrocat

Its full name was the Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar but it was a secret US project. They thought they could hide it by putting Canada in the name. As you can see, its basically a UFO and over the 3 years it was flown from 1958 to 1961, it was probably responsible for a lot of UFO sightings in America. This was at the start of the cold war and when America was presuming that any nuclear war would leave most airbases in ruins. They wanted aircraft that could take off from roads or even fields if it had to. The Avrocar looked like it might be the answer but in the end, it just proved too unstable and the project was scrapped. Although some people might tell you we just handed them back to the aliens.

Goblin

Its full name is the McDonnell XF-85 Goblin and it was conceived during world war 2. When you think of a Goblin you normally think of this creature and that suits this plane quite well because it was whats known as a parasite fighter. Essentially, it would be dropped like a little mini bomb out of a bigger plane. It would then fly around, do its thing and then return to the mother ship to dock again. It sounds crazy but it got quite far in development before being cancelled, mainly because you need insanely skilled pilots to successfully dock it mid air. Poor Goblin.

Nemeth Umbrella Plane

Built in 1934, you can see why it was called the Umbrella Plane. It was built by students at Miami University who wanted to demonstrate that you didn’t need traditional wing shapes to achieve flight – if you crunched the numbers right, you could get wings of many different shapes to successfully work. They believed it could even be done with one big fat circle for a wing and they were right. There wasn’t really any practical use for this as far as I could see, they just thought it would be cool to be build.

 Bartini Beriev VVA-14.

This plane was built by the soviet union in the 1970s and I think its looks really cool, like something out of star wars. Its unusual design was intended to make it able to take off from water and fly at high speeds over long distances. The Soviets wanted it to run bombing missions attacking US submarines. It was designed by Italian designer Robert Bartini. Thats right, not all Italian designers are in fashion, some make amphibious bomber planes. Sadly, Bartini died in 1974 and the test flights were brought to an end. One of them still exists in a Russian museum though, looking like a stolen prop from Star Wars …

Blohm and Voss BV 141

This was a German plane from WW2 that is known for its structural asymmetry. If those words sound too fancy youll know what they mean just by looking at it. The BV 141 just looked off. It looks like two planes that crashed into each other and just kept going. It looks a weird plane Pokemon. In reality, it was a reconnaissance plane. Having the pilots in that little glass cockpit allowed them to have better view of everything around them, especially the ground. Their vision was not blocked by the propeller or the aircraft itself. The Allied forces captured some towards the end of the war but unfortunately, none have survived to this day … presumably because they’re too weird looking.

 

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