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i thought we were screwed before...

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pissedoffsol, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Battle Pope New Member

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    "Next on the agenda: getting federal spyware onto america's computers without them knowing it..."
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    Yea that... twice
     
  5. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Well, think about it....

    Who do casinos hire to help them with finding the holes in their surveillance and gaming practices? Ex-con gamblers.
    Who do network security companies hires to find flaws in their software? Convicted hackers and script kiddies.

    This doesn't seem all that out of the ordinary....
     
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    True.
     
  8. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    That is a good point about the hackers being hired and what not. And really if companies come out with bete spy ware someone will create somthing to stop it. They will just have to be more creative about it. I think that there should be some sort of education for the general user in how not to get spy ware or mal ware. Thats why I want a job in the government to try and make changes you know?
     
  9. cycloneb18c3

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    we actually did this once. My friends and I were talking to the computer admin at my school(old school, im grauated now) anyway he told us to try and hack the schools network, and see what we could get into and what we couldnt, and let him know.
    well, we told him "most" of the stuff we could get into, the rest was games and movies that we found on a computer being ran as a server that he didnt know about.

    I was in the computer technology class so we used to mess with the network all the time. b4 we graduated we loaded the nimbda virus/worm onto the network. He knew it was us, and he said it kept him "busy" for a while.
    hehe.
    hiring hackers, and ex cons, and spyware experts are the best way to make stuff better.
     
  10. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Ever see the movie "Catch me if you can", the idea of the movie came from the book "Twisted Genius, Confessions of a $10 million Dollar Scam", they had to change many policies one was the NY Times (I think that was the paper), because this person used to write fake bills to people in the obituaries (papers used to list names and addresses of the people's families as well as the deceased).

    You wanna know something, I know the person who wrote that book, you know what else he's a relative, lastly it's my father. Sure I shouldn't be proud of it, but I gotta give him credit, he was one/still is smart motherfucker.

    I'm telling you read that fuckin book, I don't read but I had to read that because it was my father's book. And some of the shit he did was just ....(word)....
     
  11. OldEMaltLiQuoR

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    so your'e saying "Catch me if you Can" is based on your fathers life story..... that Leonardo DiCapiro was acting out events that your father actually did.

    thats a tough one to swallow. but if its true thats fucking awesome man. Your father is one observant mother F'er.
     
  12. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    He aint no hacker. Draper or Mitnick... now you're talking.

    I know Draper's nephew. He and Draper popped in on a conf we did a long time ago. Very cool guy.
     
  13. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Read the book. Of course the movie was alot different. Hell gimme $15 and I'll have him sign it and write whatever the hell you want in it.

    And yes, he really did a lot of that shit, he still is one rich mofucka too.

    He raked in 120-150k this year with "tristateauctiom"...just for him (legally this time), he has uhmm 5 people working for him. If I added up from when he started it, 7 years ago, he would have made more than 1.1 million just on the internet. In 2004, we spent $14,000 on postage alone, yes fourteen thousand dollars in postage for mainly books.
     
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    I wasn't putting him into the hacker category. I was just giving related examples. Part of the article read

    "...former 'Privacy Officer' has been appointed to the Department of Homeland Security's 'Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee...'"

    I was just saying that, common practice is to put someone in charge that knows how to bring down the very thing you're trying to protect. They've got a Data Privacy and Integrity protection committee, so they appoint someone who knows the dirty secrets about undermining privacy.
     
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    hey thats cool. yeah people can bullshit over the internet and shit, but if thats true then thats hella cool. I still havent seen the movie or read the book. i might have to check it out.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    ahh, not bullshitting, get the book, turn the cover over look at the picture, when you come back I'll take a picture of my father. I can take a pic of the Postage Machine, it shows $10001.xx now.
     
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    lol, he has one of those postage machines that businesses and schools use?
     
  18. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    yea, it for the "business"...Tri-State Auction.

    I hate that machine, I never can figure out how to use it.
     
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    Good points. reminds me of that new reality show or whatever it is on TLC I believe.

    "It takes a thief"

    They have reformed thieves break into peoples houses to show them how vulnerable their residence really is.
     
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