bob April 30, 2008 7:49 AM

That’s not a hoax. Too hard to tell when you are making up something outrageous about a government – within a couple of years it becomes law…

Now THIS is a hoax:

(note – its a waybackmachine link, cause the website was taken down. I dont know why but assume the City of Dayton was getting too many complaints from people waiting for trains that never showed up. I wish most real webpages were half this well done.

MVRA is fake. Dayton has no subway. The closest thing Dayton has to a subway is the empty tunnels they dug in Cincinnati before WWI which they lost interest in and now show up only on “haunted places” shows).

jk April 30, 2008 8:15 AM

This is somewhat clever though, as the creator of this is actually going to get capture files from networks ‘wherever’ that will send him plaintext usernames and passwords via email. Only for those gullible enough to send those packet captures, but I can easily see people doing it.

askme233 April 30, 2008 10:21 AM

That is great. He does an amazing job of seeming very real. Only reading at the end of the blog is it truly clear what he is doing, politically.

I bet with the right amount of strightfaced publicity he will start getting a lot of data. Right, I am off to to post about this.

TS April 30, 2008 12:11 PM

Or made into the “Wireless Security Czar”.

On second thought, I guess he wouldn’t, he knows way too much on the subject to be made a “Czar”.

gotpasswords April 30, 2008 1:27 PM

That MVRA site bob linked to is a hoot! I wish I had that much time to put together that many pages (complete with news releases and maps!) as a joke.

Amusingly, the silver and blue train in the photo montage is a San Francisco area BART train, with the bogus logo added.

And remember… “Subway patrons are NOT permitted to discharge their weapons at anytime. Violators will be asked to leave the subway immediately.”

Rus May 1, 2008 7:24 AM

My first reaction was this has to be a joke

My second reaction was ‘oh my god this is horrible’

Now I’m back to thinking it’s a joke, but the fact that people would believe the government would do this is a pretty sad comment on the state of affairs today.


askme233 May 1, 2008 9:28 AM

This is great! Google this and it is very clear people think this is real.

I just posted to Michelle Malkin and others. Hope to see this take off!

"Mission Accomplished" May 1, 2008 3:26 PM

The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.

Mindraker May 15, 2008 7:51 AM

You think the government will be able to figure out what that ‘mysterious’ ping packet looks like?
Just tell them you suspect it’s a terrorist attack, and see what will come of THAT.

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