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  • Greyhatter
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by YenTheFirst View Post
    and here I was wasting my time trying to figure out where the actual data began so I could decode it back to an image. :)
    I did not know you could embed pictures like that in HTML. neato.

    edit: and for reference, the 'data:img/jpg;base64,' part is the header, everything from '/9j/' onward is base64 encoded binary.
    Ok, you're ranting, plz bring it down. And you still need a point to argue this.

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  • YenTheFirst
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    <img src = "$DATA" />

    And replace the "$DATA" with what is given in the pastebin link . . .
    and here I was wasting my time trying to figure out where the actual data began so I could decode it back to an image. :)
    I did not know you could embed pictures like that in HTML. neato.

    edit: and for reference, the 'data:img/jpg;base64,' part is the header, everything from '/9j/' onward is base64 encoded binary.

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  • Greyhatter
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
    Until an investigation is started and completed, the point remains that her privacy was invaded, a crime was committed and the perpetrator deserves to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
    I just like the fact she's an NRA member, went hunting moose at 3A.M. with her father packing BIG gunz. I think if Palin thinks this guy/gal (we always assume the bad hacker's a guy me thinks) was tasty game, then who else else better qualified to be on the trail?

    Side note: This stupid guy/gal really gives us a bad name hacking a high powered political candidate who's hunter, tracker that can and will shoot back. If I'd hacked Palin I'd be hiding out with Osama Obama Bin Laden in a deep cave somewhere.
    Last edited by Greyhatter; September 27, 2008, 02:21.

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  • microgramme
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
    It's really tough to read images in this format.

    But bringing all my Psychic powers to bear, I'm gonna say that the image you attempted to post is the one that's faked of her in a RWB bikini shooting a large rifle.

    You do know that's a faked photo, right?
    You failed, really really hard. I know quite well it's a fake, because if you put the following code into an HTML page:
    Code:
    <img src = "$DATA" />
    And replace the "$DATA" with what is given in the pastebin link, you would see the original image side by side with the Palin shoop.

    You might want to use a ltitle effort next time, instead of assuming. I'll not bother mentioning what happens when we assume things.

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  • streaker69
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by nerdgir1 View Post
    The only thing that would be her fault is if she had any sensitive or confidential information residing in her personal account. My understanding from the news coverage was that there were possibly some sensitive emails. The reason why I say it is her fault is because of NDA materials I have signed even when just contracting for large software corporations. If I send anything to my personal email account that could compromise a company, I am liable, even if it's the email provider's fault my account was hacked. It's the same if she had printed out a hard copy and it was stolen out of her car (or stolen, copied, and returned). While the person breaking and entering is at fault for breaking and entering, and while the car company or security system obviously failed in some way, she is directly at fault for that information becoming vulnerable. If their policy was that it was ok for her to have this information in a personal email account, then the fault lies on whoever decided that and the individual who made that decision is liable. It shows poor judgment on her part if she is keeping sensitive information in her yahoo account regardless of her technological competence. Ignorance in this day and age when running for a major public office (indeed THE major public office) is inexcusable and she best get herself educated.
    But, there has yet to actually be an investigation regarding the usage of her email, there's been lots of accusations through around as though they were fact, but they still remain accusations.

    Until an investigation is started and completed, the point remains that her privacy was invaded, a crime was committed and the perpetrator deserves to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

    I've said it before, but the person that did this is no better than your run of the mill vigilante, he suspected that she was doing something wrong and instead of going through proper channels, he took the law into his own hands. There's laws on the books for a reason, people are expected to follow them. Also, had his intentions been really about her potentially using her email account improperly then he should have stuck to his own beliefs and only published information that proved his point, instead of publishing the private phone number of her daughter, private family photos plus all the other stuff. Instead, it was merely an attempt to embarrass and possibly harass a public figure.

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  • nerdgir1
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
    Accusations of improper use aside, this isn't her fault. Especially now that we know it wasn't a weak password that did it, but it was Yahoo's lame password recovery tool. You cannot expect someone that isn't up on computer security to know that those things aren't safe. .
    The only thing that would be her fault is if she had any sensitive or confidential information residing in her personal account. My understanding from the news coverage was that there were possibly some sensitive emails. The reason why I say it is her fault is because of NDA materials I have signed even when just contracting for large software corporations. If I send anything to my personal email account that could compromise a company, I am liable, even if it's the email provider's fault my account was hacked. It's the same if she had printed out a hard copy and it was stolen out of her car (or stolen, copied, and returned). While the person breaking and entering is at fault for breaking and entering, and while the car company or security system obviously failed in some way, she is directly at fault for that information becoming vulnerable. If their policy was that it was ok for her to have this information in a personal email account, then the fault lies on whoever decided that and the individual who made that decision is liable. It shows poor judgment on her part if she is keeping sensitive information in her yahoo account regardless of her technological competence. Ignorance in this day and age when running for a major public office (indeed THE major public office) is inexcusable and she best get herself educated.

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  • streaker69
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by microgramme View Post
    I'm just gonna leave this here.
    It's really tough to read images in this format.



    But bringing all my Psychic powers to bear, I'm gonna say that the image you attempted to post is the one that's faked of her in a RWB bikini shooting a large rifle.

    You do know that's a faked photo, right?

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  • microgramme
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by bascule View Post
    I'm sure the Lisp hacker community wants their word back too
    It's never been lost to either group. Hackers are as hackers do.

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  • microgramme
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by xor View Post
    First streaker, I like you and respect you despite that fact you are Amish :-). Second, you only like her because she shoots :-). I know you have those pinups of her and the M16 in your basement. :-)
    I'm just gonna leave this here.

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  • CP99
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    After a long talk with a close friend I came to the conclusion that its not that we hate the current misuse of the term Hacker,
    its that we are represented to the public, not as hackers, but as the "posers" and computer criminals calling themselves hackers.

    It's not about the term, its about the people.

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  • YenTheFirst
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
    Ok, First, give me the money, and then I will determine the best way to spend it to resolve this issue.

    I think here's how we could raise the money. For anyone that wants to proclaim themselves a hacker, a tax shall be imposed. You can pay your tax to my paypal account. With those funds I shall pay myself a salary, as well as lobby the media to change the hacker perception.

    Sound fair?
    Isn't that what DEFCON is? A defcon participant even gets a nice badge proclaiming their hacker-ness. I assume the media lobbying is forthcoming. ;)

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  • blauman
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
    Ok, First, give me the money, and then I will determine the best way to spend it to resolve this issue.

    I think here's how we could raise the money. For anyone that wants to proclaim themselves a hacker, a tax shall be imposed. You can pay your tax to my paypal account. With those funds I shall pay myself a salary, as well as lobby the media to change the hacker perception.

    Sound fair?
    One Word: EARMARKS

    Under the congress approved programs for improving Language and Education of the American People. for the new fiscal year :)

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  • streaker69
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by xor View Post
    Xerox had a sort of similar problem. People were referring to making photo copies as "Xerox'" copies. The Xerox company didn't liked the nickname because in their infinite wisdom the nick said to the public that all they did was make copy machines. That's when they changed their name to the Xerox, The Document Copy. Personally I always called them photocopies.

    So what we need here is a consistent long term multi-million dollar ad campaign to change the public & medias perceptions of us. Hmmmm anyone got a multi-million dollars they want to give over to this project? Maybe Bill and Malinda Gates can cough it up. I nominate Streaker to run it as he seems to be the most passionate about it.

    xor
    Ok, First, give me the money, and then I will determine the best way to spend it to resolve this issue.

    I think here's how we could raise the money. For anyone that wants to proclaim themselves a hacker, a tax shall be imposed. You can pay your tax to my paypal account. With those funds I shall pay myself a salary, as well as lobby the media to change the hacker perception.

    Sound fair?

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  • xor
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Xerox had a sort of similar problem. People were referring to making photo copies as "Xerox'" copies. The Xerox company didn't liked the nickname because in their infinite wisdom the nick said to the public that all they did was make copy machines. That's when they changed their name to the Xerox, The Document Copy. Personally I always called them photocopies.

    So what we need here is a consistent long term multi-million dollar ad campaign to change the public & medias perceptions of us. Hmmmm anyone got a multi-million dollars they want to give over to this project? Maybe Bill and Malinda Gates can cough it up. I nominate Streaker to run it as he seems to be the most passionate about it.

    xor

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  • Greyhatter
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    Brainiacks.

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