Vikram Bhatt: We allow people to hack our lives
What would you do if someone accessed your data online and started blackmailing it? That is the question Vikram Bhatt The next one, 'Hacked', tries to answer. The filmmaker said he was closely watching Wikileaks, the organization founded by Julian Assange that publishes leaks of news and classified media, and the publication of Edward Snowden account from flying to Hong Kong and staying in a Russian transit hall for 40 days, he touched a sensitive fiber.
“Six years ago, my laptop was hacked and with that, so were my social media account s. I was being notified about friend requests being accepted when I hadn’t sent any, but the scatterbrain that I am, I assumed I may have mistakenly sent them, till a friend pinged me to ask why was I chatting with him on FB messenger when I had his number,” he recounts, adding that he had to change the operating and security systems to deal with the menace.
But that hasn’t helped. On Sunday, Vikram was forced to deactivate his Facebook account again, after he learnt that someone had got through his two-step verification and hacked in. On Instagram, he warned followers that “this is not me”. “We allow people to hack into our lives, it just takes a little knowledge of technology,” he sighs.
Install it on how hacking occurs, and explain that when we download an application or software on our phone, you request permission to access our camera, microphone, photo gallery and contacts and click Accept without hesitation. Similarly, we accept cookies from a website without reading the terms and conditions. Even WhatsApp, although it is only a messaging service, monitors where you are and Google uses it to update your maps, warns, and adds that Snowden now removes the microphone every time you buy a new phone, connecting an external microphone to make calls.
But isn't the cyber cell created to deal with those criminals? How much can they control ?, Question Vikram, noting that hackers have been introduced on the websites of large companies with firewalls. They keep inventing new Trojans and viruses.
In his 19-year-old film. Rohan shah He plays the antagonist and Vikram reports that this is the average age of a hacker. These children mature faster because the power corrupts, he says, drawing parallels between his character and the criminals who hacked Amitabh Bachchan Twitter to put a Pakistani flag there. It was his way of saying that, despite all the security, we got into Amit ji's house, we shook hands and couldn't touch each other.
'Hacked' will face Mohit Suri 'It's full of stars' Malang 'but Vikram does not flinch. “Mohit was my assistant and I learned cinema from me. I sent him a message, telling him that we should both have champagne together on February 7, ”he smiles, revealing that he plans to take a sabbatical now. I have been working for 39 years, since I was 14, starting a movie while another was still in theaters. I lost the bus in my youth. My daughter, Krishna, is 25 years old and can get married soon. My parents are getting old. I want to spend as much time as I can with them. I will concentrate on writing for a while and write a script for my daughter to direct.
Will it be in the space of horror? He laughs: “I go with people with a love story and they ask me for a horror story. First you make a brand, then the brand follows you. Fortunately, Krishna wants to make a love story, since he doesn't want to be compared to his dad.