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(C|Net)   Convicted hacker allowed into IT class in prison, and teaches prison a lesson or two of his own   (news.cnet.com) divider line 8
    More: Dumbass, prisons, Prison Service, unfair dismissal, Nicholas Webber  
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2013-03-04 08:36:50 AM  
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FTFA: Michael Fox claims that he didn't know Webber was a hacker.

I'd say his claim is on shaky grounds.
2013-03-04 11:16:15 AM  
2 votes:
At Isis?

What whaaAT?

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
2013-03-04 09:35:03 AM  
2 votes:
showwatcher.com

"Get busy living or get busy nmap --open 192.168.1.1....and that's goddamn right."
2013-03-04 04:18:45 PM  
1 votes:
Trouble with the Isis mainframe?

Try "guest".
2013-03-04 12:01:33 PM  
1 votes:
To be fair though, the "hide your SSID" trick will keep the laziest of freeloaders at bay.

CSB time: When one of my neighbors posted on the neighborhood facebook page that they'd seen a suspicious guy wardriving the neighborhood, I got all worked up and started thinking of ways to mess with him.  Then in a moment of clarity I looked at the SSIDs in my immediate vicinity and saw "linksys".  Went ahead, connected to that, opened http://192.168.1.1 with password "admin" and took the liberty of securing things for them.
Assholes posted on the facebook page whining about having been "hacked" once the Geek Squad came in and fixed things for them.  You're welcome, ungrateful bastards.
2013-03-04 11:43:13 AM  
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ongbok: Aren't the prison officials claiming that somehow the guy used an isolated network to gain access to the prison's mainframe. I would say that that is the big deal.

If you ask me the prison is using this "hacker" and the teacher as scapegoats for an intrusion into their system which they haven't been able to figure how it happened or who did it.


You're giving them far too much credit.  My guess is whoever was making the decision didn't understand the limited extent of access and went into panic mode as every bad hollywood movie about hackers flashed through their heads.  "This guy could have made a GUI interface using Visual Basic to track peoples' IP addresses fer chrissakes.  Shut.  Down.  Everything."

/Or alternatively it was supposed to be an isolated network, but somebody screwed up
2013-03-04 09:28:11 AM  
1 votes:
It looks like a hack wrote this article as well.
2013-03-04 09:21:10 AM  
1 votes:
Is this one of those "I D 10 T" errors?
 
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