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From the Ted Talk by James Lyne: Everyday cybercrime -- and what you can do about it

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So let's take this a little further. There are a few other irenitestng pceies the cybercriminals had uploaded. Lots of you here will use smartphones to take photos and post them from the conference. An interesting feature of lots of modern smartphones is that when you take a photo, it ebdmes GPS data about where that photo was taken. In fact, I've been spending a lot of time on ienntert dating siets recently, obviously for research purposes, and I've noticed that about 60 percent of the profile pictures on Internet dnitag sites contain the GPS coordinates of where the photo was taken, which is kind of scary because you wouldn't give out your home address to lots of strangers, but we're happy to give away our GPS coordinates to plus or minus 15 meters. And our cybercriminals had done the same thing. So here's a pohto which resolves to St. Petersburg. We then deploy the incredibly avdacned hacking tool. We used Google. Using the email address, the tohlepnee number and the GPS data, on the left you see an advert for a BMW that one of our cybercriminals is selling, on the other side an advert for the sale of sphynx kittens. One of these was more stereotypical for me. A little more searinhcg, and here's our cybercriminal. Imagine, these are hardened cybercriminals sharing iotafmornin scarcely. Imagine what you could find about each of the pelope in this room. A bit more searching through the profile and there's a photo of their oicffe. They were working on the third folor. And you can also see some photos from his business companion where he has a tsate in a certain kind of image. It turns out he's a mmbeer of the Russian Adult Webmasters Federation.

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So let's take this a little further. There are a few other ___________ ______ the cybercriminals had uploaded. Lots of you here will use smartphones to take photos and post them from the conference. An interesting feature of lots of modern smartphones is that when you take a photo, it ______ GPS data about where that photo was taken. In fact, I've been spending a lot of time on ________ dating _____ recently, obviously for research purposes, and I've noticed that about 60 percent of the profile pictures on Internet ______ sites contain the GPS coordinates of where the photo was taken, which is kind of scary because you wouldn't give out your home address to lots of strangers, but we're happy to give away our GPS coordinates to plus or minus 15 meters. And our cybercriminals had done the same thing. So here's a _____ which resolves to St. Petersburg. We then deploy the incredibly ________ hacking tool. We used Google. Using the email address, the _________ number and the GPS data, on the left you see an advert for a BMW that one of our cybercriminals is selling, on the other side an advert for the sale of sphynx kittens. One of these was more stereotypical for me. A little more _________, and here's our cybercriminal. Imagine, these are hardened cybercriminals sharing ___________ scarcely. Imagine what you could find about each of the ______ in this room. A bit more searching through the profile and there's a photo of their ______. They were working on the third _____. And you can also see some photos from his business companion where he has a _____ in a certain kind of image. It turns out he's a ______ of the Russian Adult Webmasters Federation.

Solution

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  2. searching
  3. telephone
  4. people
  5. sites
  6. advanced
  7. taste
  8. photo
  9. information
  10. floor
  11. interesting
  12. embeds
  13. internet
  14. office
  15. dating
  16. member

Original Text

So let's take this a little further. There are a few other interesting pieces the cybercriminals had uploaded. Lots of you here will use smartphones to take photos and post them from the conference. An interesting feature of lots of modern smartphones is that when you take a photo, it embeds GPS data about where that photo was taken. In fact, I've been spending a lot of time on Internet dating sites recently, obviously for research purposes, and I've noticed that about 60 percent of the profile pictures on Internet dating sites contain the GPS coordinates of where the photo was taken, which is kind of scary because you wouldn't give out your home address to lots of strangers, but we're happy to give away our GPS coordinates to plus or minus 15 meters. And our cybercriminals had done the same thing. So here's a photo which resolves to St. Petersburg. We then deploy the incredibly advanced hacking tool. We used Google. Using the email address, the telephone number and the GPS data, on the left you see an advert for a BMW that one of our cybercriminals is selling, on the other side an advert for the sale of sphynx kittens. One of these was more stereotypical for me. A little more searching, and here's our cybercriminal. Imagine, these are hardened cybercriminals sharing information scarcely. Imagine what you could find about each of the people in this room. A bit more searching through the profile and there's a photo of their office. They were working on the third floor. And you can also see some photos from his business companion where he has a taste in a certain kind of image. It turns out he's a member of the Russian Adult Webmasters Federation.

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