Lulzsec, Anonymous and other hacker woes Page 23

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  • glaeken 10 Sep 2012 15:43:43 11,094 posts
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    I have quite a list of impossible to remember passwords. My US colleagues are great fans of mixing upper case, lower case, numbers, punctuation marks. I am just thankful they have not started throwing Kanji characters into the mix.

    Of course they are nice and secure passwords. It's probably not too secure though that I have a folder in my mail box with a list of them all. When you have to remember about 30 different passwords and half of them look like someone created it by throwing a football at the key board my brain is never going to remember them.

    Edited by glaeken at 15:44:40 10-09-2012
  • Chopsen 10 Sep 2012 15:57:56 15,716 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Ive used [word][numerals][word] for years when assigning passwords after I realised that metal49dog was less likely to be written on a post it and stuck to a monitor than M3t4lD0g49.
    The problem is further compounded by the fact that some systems force you to change your password every so often, and won't let you re-use them.

    I have..../counts....6 passwords (and associated usernames) I need to remember to log in to various things I need to do my job every day. 7 if I'm working from home. 2 of them force me to think of new ones every few months. It's nearly as if they WANT me to write it down somewhere next to my computer so I'll have it nicked.
  • X201 10 Sep 2012 16:05:12 15,130 posts
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    There are also websites that won't let you use punctuation or spaces in passwords, or have a max of 16 characters.
  • nickthegun 10 Sep 2012 16:11:22 58,782 posts
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    And dont get me started on captchas. God, fuck those things.

    It took me literally 15 minutes to log into linked in the other day.

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    He totally called it

  • MetalDog 10 Sep 2012 16:22:21 23,708 posts
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    All hateful, aye.

    @Chopsen after a lot of pain with revolving un-reusable passwords I just slapped a number at the end and started counting up. It'll work until I run out of characters.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • sport 10 Sep 2012 16:27:37 12,544 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    And dont get me started on captchas. God, fuck those things.

    It took me literally 15 minutes to log into linked in the other day.
    To reply to this post please type what you see:

    8======D ----- o_O
  • Bremenacht 25 Jan 2013 01:13:51 17,606 posts
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    Anonymous hacker group: Two jailed for cyber attacks
  • Dirtbox 25 Jan 2013 02:06:15 77,467 posts
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    Idealogical twizzle!

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  • Chopsen 25 Jan 2013 08:20:36 15,716 posts
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    I remember when those attacks were happening. I was in a restaurant and it took two attempts by the waiter until my card to worked. Fight the power.
  • Bremenacht 29 Jan 2013 22:19:05 17,606 posts
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    Your XBOX is being taken over by hackers and thieves!
    Your PS3 is being taken over by hackers and thieves!
    etc!
    etc!
    etc!

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/29/us-cybersecurity-bugs-idUSBRE90S06320130129

    Basically, it's being reported everywhere that UPnP is open to systemic attack, which'll cover most Internet-connected home entertainment devices. Depends how crap the Firewall/intrusion code is on your ADSL/Cable router, I guess, but I'll also guess that many gamers set their routers etc as open as possible for as little latency or setup problems as possible.

    I don't know any more than that so wait for a security bod to appear if you've got questions. Maybe it's a load of hype to make up for the lack of a proper bird flu outbreak.
  • Bremenacht 29 Jan 2013 23:02:52 17,606 posts
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    Incidentally, count the number of links to other websites on that page. I counted 25. I hate websites like that. Almost deserve an exploit.
  • Roddles 30 Jan 2013 11:40:41 1,745 posts
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    Either you've just fallen for a phising email and a fake battle.net, or you have at some point in the past fallen for a phishing scam elsewhere.

    Moral of the story is to get an authenticator app for your phone so it can't happen should you ever go back to WoW (at which point I'd recommend you talk to them over the phone to securely gain access to your account again).
  • Roddles 30 Jan 2013 11:44:16 1,745 posts
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    I don't blame you. WoW and MMO's in general have had their day.
  • Tom_Servo 2 Feb 2013 13:05:58 17,310 posts
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    250k Twitter accounts hacked

    Probably best to change your password even if your account wasn't one of the ones affected.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 2 Feb 2013 13:15:10 37,331 posts
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    Just did.

    Also, captchas are beginning to make me wonder if I am actually human, or a robot.

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  • caligari 24 Mar 2013 00:34:08 16,989 posts
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    Soooo - looks like things have been busy after the whole Adria Richards 'incident'.
  • RobTheBuilder 24 Mar 2013 00:42:02 6,521 posts
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    @caligari From what I heard, the actions attributed to anonymous sound far less socially aware than they usually do. Never seen them in a situation where I've thought the person they were targeting was morally in the right or morally even before.

    It's a ridiculous scenario where from what I've read, all parties share some responsibility. But it has been blown up by over-reactions.
  • B0rked_Gamer 24 Mar 2013 00:59:13 2,481 posts
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    Adria Richards is a narcissistic cow who got some poor bastard fired for making a dongle 'joke' to his friend. There's nothing right or even about it. Hopefully she's considered PR poison and has to get work shoveling shit.
  • RobTheBuilder 24 Mar 2013 01:19:09 6,521 posts
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    @B0rked_Gamer It's not like she fired the guy. Or even asked for him to be fired. She even said to him that she was sorry he got fired. Hardly the kind of thoughtless behaviour that justifies being attacked in this way.

    I've always respected anonymous because they go after people who have done real wrong. In this case it appears to be a case of two people who both overreacted, and the sheer volume and severity of the attacks seems in no way justified by the acts made.

    Protesting to get the guy his job back, yes. Protesting to get her sacked. Totally indefensible.
  • B0rked_Gamer 24 Mar 2013 01:40:53 2,481 posts
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    Why didn't she just ask the guy to shut up? Why say nothing then crack a creepy smile, take his picture then post that on twitter and complain? She acted in a vindictive and cowardly manner and clearly wanted to get him into trouble. There is no excuse for the way she acted.
  • B0rked_Gamer 24 Mar 2013 01:52:13 2,481 posts
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    Janet Bloomfield has an interesting take on it. :D

    http://judgybitch.com/
  • X201 16 May 2013 15:33:34 15,130 posts
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    Lulzsec hacker group handed jail sentences

    Hackers behind a series of high profile cyber attacks in 2011 have been given a total of seven years in jail.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22552753
  • Chopsen 16 May 2013 15:39:44 15,716 posts
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    Super elite international hacker....who allows the police to find child porn images on his PC. So, not that smart then.
  • Bremenacht 28 May 2013 23:37:04 17,606 posts
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    I guess many people will be familiar with this cartoon:



    Welllllll...

    Two problems stick out:

    1/ Making a good password. No surprise there.
    2/ If you use your good password on a site with crap encryption, it doesn't matter one jot. Plus, your brilliant password will go on a hackers keyword list to assist in future hacks. :(

    Even "qeadzcwrsfxv1331" got done, never mind horsestaple.

    Edited by Bremenacht at 23:37:18 28-05-2013
  • Bremenacht 28 May 2013 23:49:12 17,606 posts
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    More hacking fun:

    Awesome (stolen) Weapons!
  • X201 5 Jul 2013 09:37:05 15,130 posts
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    "Club Nintendo hacked in Japan, user details possibly compromised"

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/05/club-nintendo-hacked-in-japan-user-details-possibly-compromised/
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