Is it possible to hack into anything including apps?

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Can you hack into places like Instagram and facebook?
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Can you hack into places like Instagram and facebook?
Theoretically? Yes. Nothing's impenetrable.

Can most people do it? No.
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Practically possible?
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Practically possible?
As in possible, but extremely inefficient
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(Original post by curiousperson123)
Practically possible?
It depends who is doing it and what you're defining as "hack".
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As in possible, but extremely inefficient
That's good can you elaborate on inefficient... I'm asking cause I was thinking about how social media platforms prevent all the advanced hackers from accessing someones information
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I guess it would be inefficient following a 'brute force' technique.
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I guess it would be inefficient following a 'brute force' technique.
Lol I get it
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Most hackers target the users. Tricking a user into giving you their password is easier than trying to hack into the login system.
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Most hackers target the users. Tricking a user into giving you their password is easier than trying to hack into the login system.
How do big companies like facebook google and twitter prevent hackers from accessing their data? Like someone was able to get into Jeff bezos' phone?
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How do big companies like facebook google and twitter prevent hackers from accessing their data? Like someone was able to get into Jeff bezos' phone?
Well, if the hackers use the method I mentioned, the big companies cannot really do anything about it. They target the users, so it's up to them to secure their account and not fall for scams. This is often done with emails saying ‘please login’, but with a link to a fake website. It can also be done by installing dodgy software that grabs all passwords.
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(Original post by SAARH.A5)
Well, if the hackers use the method I mentioned, the big companies cannot really do anything about it. They target the users, so it's up to them to secure their account and not fall for scams. This is often done with emails saying ‘please login’, but with a link to a fake website. It can also be done by installing dodgy software that grabs all passwords.
In short yes.

Phishing, Vishing and Whaling are all vectors of attack into an organisation, the human link is always the weakest.

Compromise something small and then we pivot.
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Yes. Any system that is based upon rules can be hacked, cracked, bent, broken etc.

Here's another way of thinking about it, you can apply this in other situations accordingly: breaking into a high security building which has backup power as failover for example, it's still a system based upon the rules of a building, if one fails then so does another - i.e. electricity.
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