part of the reason I got interested in this is that one of the sites I used to use was taken over by XRumer, I think. There were hundreds of spam accounts, spam posts, and spam comments that I don't think a human could've made in that amount of time.
Capture the flag. Code-a-thon. You know. Gotta keep the hackers busy so they don't get in trouble. 😜
Does everyone realize that @thegibson started the sticker war to be able to identify people at conferences like DefCon/BSides/BlackHat?
These stickers are a unique fingerprint that can be used at a later time to identify people from pictures and videos.
Come on people, practise good OPSEC.
Not really, I just don't have any good stickers on my laptops, so decided to be the killjoy.
@bihashowlinked I've got a similar request but for an email account some years ago. It was a revenge driven request targeted at the owner of a loud and bothersome establishment next door to my acquaintance. I explained how these things go, phishing, access logs, traceability, covering your trail, and the legal consequences in case one gets caught. They thought better of it.
People see the tv shows and think it's easy, and they are not wrong, but it's less hacking magic and more social engineering. The hard part is not to get caught in the long run.
My PR for @beehive made it into master \o/
Beehive now to supports a variety of new Actions & Events for the Mastodon hive.
You may want to check them out.
For instance, they'll say, "I want to hack Instagram," and what they probably mean is they want to crack an Instagram account. Know what I mean?
Not officially a hacker yet, but learning. Here to make friends and absorb knowledge.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.