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Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:26 pm ]
Post subject:  How Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/ ... cking/all/

In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.

In many ways, this was all my fault. My accounts were daisy-chained together. Getting into Amazon let my hackers get into my Apple ID account, which helped them get into Gmail, which gave them access to Twitter. Had I used two-factor authentication for my Google account, it’s possible that none of this would have happened, because their ultimate goal was always to take over my Twitter account and wreak havoc. Lulz.

Author:  Tim the Plumber [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

Wow!

Why do people with obvious talent and ability do this sort of vandalisim?

Author:  Iowanic [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

Probably otherwise they'd either have to work for the church or goverment....

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

I would not prosecute the hacker either ..... it is harder to get ahold of someone in custody and I think I would have some things to say up close and personal to them.


To me this would be the thing the Anonymous hackers would be attacking because it brings about the discussion of more monitoring of the internets and more government control. Hackers policing themselves so society did not have to do so.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_(group)

Author:  Ann Vole [ Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

If I was a lawyer, I would be organizing a class-action lawsuit against Apple and Google for their lax security of personal information. (win or lose, the lawyer still gets several years of pay and high profile advertizing)

Author:  Besoeker [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:43 am ]
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Ann Vole wrote:
If I was a lawyer, I would be organizing a class-action lawsuit against Apple and Google for their lax security of personal information. (win or lose, the lawyer still gets several years of pay and high profile advertizing)


A related link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2186270/Google-forced-22million-fine-spying-Safari-users-STILL-refuses-admit-wrong.html#ixzz2389Ofs00

Author:  Ann Vole [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:23 pm ]
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Besoeker wrote:
Ann Vole wrote:
If I was a lawyer, I would be organizing a class-action lawsuit against Apple and Google for their lax security of personal information. (win or lose, the lawyer still gets several years of pay and high profile advertizing)


A related link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2186270/Google-forced-22million-fine-spying-Safari-users-STILL-refuses-admit-wrong.html#ixzz2389Ofs00

Quote:
Google's stock price increased 60 cents to $642.83 in midday trading Thursday, after the FTC announcement.

Author:  Fosgate [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:01 pm ]
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I've got an HP computer with a 350 megahertz pentium II processor. Stored on it are 247 80's and 90's era coin-op video arcade game ROMs. "5" on the keyboard is equivalent to someone inserting a quarter. It's my 13 year old self's dream come true. It's not even hooked up to the internet. Hack that.

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

My younger son has a similar set up except we hollowed out a Sega Gensis game console and fit a mother board, hard drive, fans, and usb connected retro game contollers. The on/off button activates the system which uses a built in emulator program to give him access to all of the old Nintendo, Sega, and the like games from his childhood stored on the hard drive (hidden inside a hollowed cartridge inserted in the console) and beyond. It is a stand alone system, but it does hook up to the 55" big screen I gave him instead of a regular monitor. He does game captures for uploading to YouTube with a group of friends.

Author:  Fosgate [ Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

Wayne Stollings wrote:
My younger son has a similar set up except we hollowed out a Sega Gensis game console and fit a mother board, hard drive, fans, and usb connected retro game contollers.


That's very cool. I have a cousin who did that, only he used a PC. I fired the old pentium up last night. My mistake, I only have 227 ROM's. To successfully build a cabinet, I'd have to map the buttons correctly for each and every one, sometimes for up to 4 players. I'd include a regular mouse in place of a trackball when that type targetting was required. Mock rifles and grenade launchers I liked but I always hated trackballs. A fighter pilot joystick would be a must. I could also use it as a pointer if I fashioned a gun that fit over it.

Too much work. Most of the games play better with a modern, conventional controller anyway. Certainly wouldn't mind a fancy cabinet with one of those attached and a keyboard and mouse strategically accessible when needed.

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