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  • #91
    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?
    A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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    • #92
      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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      • #93
        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.
        A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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        • #94
          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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          • #95
            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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            • #96
              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.
              It's not stupid, it's advanced.

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              • #97
                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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                • #98
                  Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                  http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/481?ref=rss

                  Originally posted by TFA
                  Earlier this month, SecurityFocus reported that a 20-year-old student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, faces criminal charges because he allegedly breached the security of the school's network. The school did not detect the attack on its own: The student sent a 16-page report detailing the security issues and potential solutions to network administrators and other students.
                  I think this kind of directly applies here. We can run analogies to shooting the messenger until the cows come home (here, that's around 6:30pm). But the point remains that an intrusion, is the crime, not the intent.
                  A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                  • #99
                    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
                    http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/481?ref=rss



                    I think this kind of directly applies here. We can run analogies to shooting the messenger until the cows come home (here, that's around 6:30pm). But the point remains that an intrusion, is the crime, not the intent.
                    Good Samaritan laws don't cover those who CAUSE an auto accident, even if they come to the aid of the other driver afterward. A law like what Dr. Carr is proposing would be nothing more than license for every skriddie out there to go after any system they felt like attacking. "Oh, I caused harm? Well, you can't touch me because I didn't MEAN to do that."

                    The fact of the matter is that you shouldn't be on other systems unless you're invited/hired to be there. It's that simple.
                    Thorn
                    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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                    • Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                      No need to end the thread with "seareus bizniss"

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                      • Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                        Originally posted by Greyhatter View Post
                        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?
                        Clearly you haven't seen the Katie Curic interview or Saturday Night Live . Honestly I would have so much more respect for her if she just up and said I don't have any foreign policy credentials. Rather than the bimbo-ish Teen USA like rant about Putin and our airspace. Even Babe Buchanan on CNN had a hard time keeping a straight face. "She makes Dan Quayle look like Colin Powell" At least it makes for entertaining late night fodder.

                        xor
                        Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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                        • Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                          Originally posted by xor View Post
                          Clearly you haven't seen the Katie Curic interview or Saturday Night Live . Honestly I would have so much more respect for her if she just up and said I don't have any foreign policy credentials. Rather than the bimbo-ish Teen USA like rant about Putin and our airspace. Even Babe Buchanan on CNN had a hard time keeping a straight face. "She makes Dan Quayle look like Colin Powell" At least it makes for entertaining late night fodder.

                          xor
                          You're swerving dangerously close into discussing politics, which is something that I have made it a point of leaving out of this thread.
                          A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                          • Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                            Originally posted by xor View Post
                            Clearly you haven't seen the Katie Curic interview or Saturday Night Live . Honestly I would have so much more respect for her if she just up and said I don't have any foreign policy credentials. Rather than the bimbo-ish Teen USA like rant about Putin and our airspace. Even Babe Buchanan on CNN had a hard time keeping a straight face. "She makes Dan Quayle look like Colin Powell" At least it makes for entertaining late night fodder.

                            xor
                            Ahh, yes KC the one replacing Dan Blather on the Communist Broadcasting Network, adding futher revenue loss for CBS. Letz c the moose hunter was a mayor, a governator, and an NRA member. Far more exciting than the Chicago piano who wants our change in return for no hope.

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                            • Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                              Originally posted by xor View Post
                              Clearly you haven't seen the Katie Curic interview or Saturday Night Live . Honestly I would have so much more respect for her if she just up and said I don't have any foreign policy credentials. Rather than the bimbo-ish Teen USA like rant about Putin and our airspace. Even Babe Buchanan on CNN had a hard time keeping a straight face. "She makes Dan Quayle look like Colin Powell" At least it makes for entertaining late night fodder.

                              xor
                              Let's not go there. I'm sure that plenty of people would be more than willing to get equal time and sling mud about the Dems, and it will be all downhill from there.

                              Edit:

                              Originally posted by Greyhatter View Post
                              Ahh, yes KC the one replacing Dan Blather on the Communist Broadcasting Network, adding futher revenue loss for CBS. Letz c the moose hunter was a mayor, a governator, and an NRA member. Far more exciting than the Chicago piano who wants our change in return for no hope.
                              OK, too late.

                              Either it all political comments stop immediately, or the thread closes.
                              Thorn
                              "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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                              • Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                                I got sucked into that. Thorn you're a fab mod. The questions that remain are the investigaton of the Palin hack, the release of "who done it" (and we can't rule out other political parties or anything else). And this is this big Q..?.. What did she and her team really learn? What new installs are in place and her restrictions now that it's all out?

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