Friday Squid Blogging: LOLCat and Squid Toy

Cute.

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 4:13 PM • 14 Comments

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Clive RobinsonJune 4, 2011 11:19 AM

Cute???

It could just as easily been labeled,

"Psycho kitten foils Alien face hugger attack with relish"

Richard Steven HackJune 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?
http://jadedsecurity.net/2011/06/04/...

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 SecurityJune 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.

Boris

GreenSquirrelJune 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....

EricJune 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.

asdJune 8, 2011 1:08 AM

Guess I'm just parnoid
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/...

"The information we collect may be combined with information obtained from other Microsoft services and other companies."

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GreenSquirrelJune 8, 2011 7:33 AM

Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they arent out to get you.

GreenSquirrelJune 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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