The people who become victims of hacking are usually those who do not pay attention to the security of the device.
But this isn’t entirely true, the article recently a pioneer in the field of cyber security named John McAfee claimed to have hacked his smartphone and hijacked his Twitter account.
The 72-year-old said his Twitter account was hacked and used to promote an unpopular crypto-currency currency.
Twitter is reluctant to comment on the hack, but the micro-blogging site has a two-factor authentication security feature. Namely, in addition to logging in, one must enter the code sent to the smartphone to be able to access their Twitter account.
Unfortunately, McAfee says its smartphone has been hacked to allow hackers to hijack their millik Twitter accounts.
“The indication, my smartphone hacked and the perpetrators see the authentication code,” he said.
He added, that’s when McAfee realized that his smartphone has been hacked hackers.
“I was on the ship at the time and could not come to the operator booth to stop the hacking, the culprit broke into my Twitter account, and maybe worse,” he said.
Just known, this time McAfee is developing an anti-hacker phone. Possible smartphone that claimed could not be hacked this will be released February 2018.
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McAfee is not a new person in the cyber security world. In the 1980s, McAfee founded a company that released the first antivirus software, McAfee VirusScan, which was quite successful in the market.
Although the business has been sold to Intel, McAfee is still developing its own cybersecurity products.
The Scottish-born man is also the leader of Bitcoin mining operations, MGT Capital Investment, which solves complicated mathematical problems to verify transactions in virtual currency.