Imperfect Citizen • June 3, 2011 10:17 PM
Bret • June 4, 2011 8:29 AM
This doesn’t have an entry at knowyourmeme, but it has indeed spawned some copycat [beat] behavior.
Clive Robinson • June 4, 2011 11:19 AM
It could just as easily been labeled,
“Psycho kitten foils Alien face hugger attack with relish”
I suppose cephalopods find kittens monstrous.
Richard Steven Hack • June 4, 2011 3:18 PM
Off-topic but VERY interesting:
You guys have all read the bit about LulzSec’s hack of Unveillance and Karim Hijazi. It’s all over the security news.
Well, a Twitter contact pointed me to this article on this Karim Hijazi:
Who is to blame for the success of the latest round of attacks?
Some VERY interesting stuff there, if true.
For Bruce’s perusal, note this:
“Wait, What’s this? From December 24, 2009 – February 23rd 2010 Demiurge Consulting was replicating none other than the blog of our very own Bruce Schneier [viii]. Oooh ahh, you want street cred as a security guy, pretending to be Bruce will definitely get you some.”
Based on this article, there appears to be something very shady about this guy Hijazi.
I only wonder why I’m not smart enough to run a con like this. Maybe I am, I just haven’t tried.
Jaded Security • June 4, 2011 10:40 PM
It’s all true, and all footnoted with links. I actually noted that I could of saved myself some time if I had gone through the comments here.
I have been a fan since my 1st go around with Applied Cryptography. Needless to say, probably not the best book for somewhat slightly dyslexic.
Natanael L • June 5, 2011 5:10 PM
Is that kitten trying to implement Skein?
Dirk Praet • June 5, 2011 7:03 PM
@ RSH / Jaded Security – OT
There’s more on Mr. Hijazi: http://pastebin.com/Jf406RVs .
GreenSquirrel • June 6, 2011 4:52 AM
Ah, good old Demiurge Consulting…. How we missed them….
@RSH – I dont think you have to be very smart to run the cons like this, the really smart guys get millions and are never formally caught and punished….
Eric • June 6, 2011 11:20 AM
I once played a prank on my family and friends, telling them upon returning from a vacation on the coast that my german shepherd had been attack and severely injured by a squid. The dog was a just an incredible creature and loved by everyone who knew her. At the end of the email I said that a gruesome picture was included but only mean for those with a strong constitution.
It was a picture very similar to this one with the cat, I still get the occasion punch in the arm for playing that prank on people.
asd • June 8, 2011 1:08 AM
Guess I’m just parnoid
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GreenSquirrel • June 8, 2011 7:33 AM
Just because you are paranoid, doesn’t mean they arent out to get you.
Richard Steven Hack • June 9, 2011 7:38 AM
I see Bruce knew about this guy:
What’s interesting is how he’s managed to somehow hook up with the FBI? Does the FBI even vet their contractors any more?
This is a circus.
GreenSquirrel • June 10, 2011 6:15 AM
“Does the FBI even vet their contractors any more? ”
Probably not in any way that makes sense….
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