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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:14 am

I just read the first article....the lines between government and corporate use of such technology is scary. Corporations could sell to enemies the same toolkits, release them to entities bound solely on taking down the net or whole economies and there are no restrictions.


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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:03 am

Amazing....also, this is the story of how Annonymous using ordinary hacker techniques took down a company specializing in sophisticated protections, detections and attacks.

HBGary did not even follow their own prodocols allowing Annonymous to easily infiltrate them and do some major damage. Apparently neither do most supposedly secure sites....


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Post by Nucky on Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:42 am

The first article describes torture methods in extremely graphic detail. I couldn't get myself to read past the second paragraph of the first article, and I won't be reading the other two articles. I'm sorry I read as much as I did.

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Post by BlueTopaz on Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:49 am

One must simply assume that nothing is safe and secure in cyberspace. Nothing.

Which reminds me of something I see on TV that absolutely boggles my mind...

http://www.carbonite.com/

back up your entire computer to a remote online site. SAFE! SECURE! Never lose your most precious data.
OMG.

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