On this week's The_Mainframe!
We form an international cabal of a shadowy neo-hacker state government and weigh in on hefty topics such as.
Opportunity presented to/by keeping your kids safe online
Cyberpunk sports leagues
Facebook's incredible rate of bad news days.
Thanks to our very special guests:
I like the bit about talking to kids about any tracking on their mobile devices. More communication is always better in any relationship. And I think it makes them more aware of these things, and not accept as status quo.
With these pewdiepie hacks, I gotta wonder if theyre really fans. I say most likely they are, but also entertain the fact that they just want to hack then use that as a reason.
I found an interview with one of the guys that did a “PewDiePie Hack” on the Darknet Diaries podcast.
Darknet Diaries: Hacker Giraffe
For the first “PewDiePie Hack” the guy says he was doing the hack in the first place, it was business as usual. He found a bunch of insecure printers via Shodan and decided to have some fun with it by printing a “Subscribe to PewDiePie” message. It’s interesting because he wasn’t sure it was actually working and had to trawl Twitter for reactions to find out if it was even working. The hacker also explains that if he didn’t include the PewDiePie message, he wouldn’t be able to bring attention to the vulnerability beyond security blogs, but including the message would create an outrage and increase coverage.
I’m trying to understand this whole situation more and this is so far the best source I’ve found so for insight of why someone is a fan and why someone would do a “PewDiePie” hack. Straight from the... giraffes mouth.
@thegibson The podcast is out?
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The one you mentioned, the author panicked after he released it and ended up putting the source on GitHub. Presumably this means there's now an unlock tool out there.
And of course there was the whole hijacked printer thing....
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.