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  • Hackers = Heroes

    Some people have all the luck. Why didn't Homeland Security send him to Cuba?

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    Re: Hackers = Heroes

    Originally posted by astcell
    Some people have all the luck. Why didn't Homeland Security send him to Cuba?
    Defcon Forums > General Area > Community Talk > Student Hacks to an A
    http://forum.defcon.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=825

    oh oh... someone didn't search... even though you posted in this thread... that or you are just trying to beef up your post count..

    ... here is a refresher...

    Originally posted by highwizard
    He ran a program, he cracked a password. He did a good job in finding out the security flaw. However, to write a news articel about it might be going over board.
    Most interesting to see something semi-positive coming from the media... though, the overall content, and the speculation of "the hack" were pretty thin for a news article...

    here is Reid's interesting quote:
    quoted by Reid Ellison "I couldn't do what most people would want to do when they hack into the school's computer," Reid said. "So I thought it would be funny to do the opposite."
    ... and of course the password... (though no program really would have been necessary, as seen below )
    It took three hacking programs less than a second -- 200 milliseconds to be exact -- to find the password to the school's computer, Reid said. It was the school secretary's name: Silvia.
    here are some pictures from other articles listed below...





    http://bigblog.com/computer_security.html

    http://www.nsag.net/news_pages00000xx.htm

    http://www.securitynews.net/modules....ws&new_topic=8

    http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/interne...ack/index.html

    ... I could only imagine he already has some type of movie rights and an agent ...


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    • #3
      ah powerpoint is there anything it can't do? I would do this but i would get in trouble. I already know most of the school's security flaws. Im waiting untill my friend and i investigate our school's wireless mac network (probably connected to their windows comps that have VNC installed and running!!) :) :) (not sayin im gona do anythin just investigating)

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      • #4
        I bet Powerpoint reall impressed the teachers. They all are so used to the overlays and the funky projectors, this kid waltzes in with a projector the size of a book and worth a used Toyota.

        Sorry BW, I did not think that this was the same guy. I'm not trying to inflate my post count, this is time I could be spending on my "How To Meet Chix" video series.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by astcell
          I'm not trying to inflate my post count
          hmmm... i find that hard to believe :)

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          • #6
            Now THAT was an inflated post. At least put some pr0n in your inflated posts!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by astcell
              Now THAT was an inflated post. At least put some pr0n in your inflated posts!
              see you are doing it again.

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              • #8
                Well if it matches your posts it is not inflation, it is just counter. I have to get ahead for it to be inflation, which means you cannot answer this.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by astcell
                  Well if it matches your posts it is not inflation, it is just counter. I have to get ahead for it to be inflation, which means you cannot answer this.
                  inflation occurs when posting rhetoric.

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                  • #10
                    Sniffle...:( always running my threads over.
                    ~:CK:~
                    I would like to meet a 1 to keep my 0 company.

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