Hrmm. So much for Good Samaritans?
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    Just a Virtualized Geek MrLinus's Avatar
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    Unhappy Hrmm. So much for Good Samaritans?

    I was checking out some other security sites and came across this story:

    http://securitygeeks.shmoo.com/ (dated August 18, 2001 on their main page.. once it finally loads)


    http://www.linuxfreak.org/post.php/08/17/2001/134.html

    Now, a bit old but it has some concern for me in that I've always thought it was good practise that if you find a hole, to notify the administrator so that they might fix it. This may not be the best course of action and result in getting arrested. This, I think, will do nothing but drive the need for information down and further limit the notification of bugs and exploits that can exist. The Cuckoo's Egg may yet return.

    Ah well, that's just my lame opinion.
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    What is your problem you incessant little *****! Get a grip. . .and Leave MsMittens alone. Also, STOP MAKING ONE WORD POSTS!!! If your gona post something, at least make sense out of it. I swear.
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    what do you swear
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    Oh good now we get 4 words...
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    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


    (http://www.linuxfreak.org/post.php/08/17/2001/134.html)
    as a resident of oklahoma this article outrages me. i'll do whatever i can to help if i have to write someone a letter or show up at a court date. this is just not right! i cant believe they would be doing this crap. if he gets thrown in jail for what he did then what can they do to me??? any suggestions on what i can do to help?
    Bradley Lamar
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    This is a pretty stale article. When I read it I was pretty ticked off. As the operator of an ISP I have contacted my competitors and told them about security holes in their systems and they have contacted me in kind. I read a follow-up article somewhere else (I don't remember for sure where, probably slashdot or even here, but a search should find it). The follow-up article stated that Brian had actually taken data from the system with the security problem and was preparing to use it for his own gain. There are always two sides to a story and these articles are pretty much from Brian's side.

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    http://securitygeeks.shmoo.com/

    This link didn't work

    I read that article a couple weeks ago
    [gloworange]\"A hacker is someone who has a passion for technology, someone who is possessed by a desire to figure out how things work.\" [/gloworange]
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    Agreed, some of the news looks at something from one point of view, that can be really misleading sometimes.

    I can get frustrated over two dutch news-broadcasters that do this all of the time. Makes me wonder if they even realise it themselves, as everyone believes something to be true. That doesn't mean that that actually is the case...

    edit - to much 'ready' in one sentence...
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    A follow up article is here:
    http://www.politechbot.com/p-02415.html

    Goes on a little bit that he may have done more than just click EDIT.

    -Manbik
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