Entries Tagged "humor"
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About a quarter of the way down on this page, you’ll find a scan of a 1970s Superman comic in which a hacker kid breaks into the Fortress of Solitude’s computer system, using what looks to be a TRS-80 Model III. Superman’s password was “Kal-El”: his Kryptonian name.
What do you do when you find someone else stealing bandwidth from your wireless network? I don’t care, but this person does. So he “runs squid with a trivial redirector that downloads images, uses mogrify to turn them upside down and serves them out of it’s local webserver.” The images are hysterical. He also tries modifying all the images so they are blurry.
Maybe I shouldn’t have said this:
“I have a completely open Wi-Fi network,” Schneier told ZDNet UK. “Firstly, I don’t care if my neighbors are using my network. Secondly, I’ve protected my computers. Thirdly, it’s polite. When people come over they can use it.”
For the record, I have an ultra-secure wireless network that automatically reports all hacking attempts to unsavory men with bitey dogs.
The new policy says that AT&T—not customers—owns customers’ confidential info and can use it “to protect its legitimate business interests, safeguard others, or respond to legal process.”
The policy also indicates that AT&T will track the viewing habits of customers of its new video service—something that cable and satellite providers are prohibited from doing.
EDITED TO ADD (6/27): User Friendly on the issue.
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.