KOS “We Are Going To Hit Iran. Bigtime.” GONE!?!?

3 09 2007

We Are Going To Hit Iran. Bigtime.  An article on Daily KOS that has caused quite a buzz on the intarweb is gone?

Anyone know what happened????

Oh well, you can still track the story with tailrank.com HERE :

http://tailrank.com/2528982/-We-Are-Going-To-Hit-Iran-Bigtime

Anyhew, I was just poking around and I can’t find out where or why the article is just gone…





Mr. Wizard Dies At 89

12 06 2007

Its a sad day for all of geekdom.  Mr. Wizard has passed away.

Don Herbert, 89; TV’s ‘Mr. Wizard’ taught science to young baby boomers – Los Angeles Times
Don Herbert, who explained the wonderful world of science to millions of young baby boomers on television in the 1950s and ’60s as “Mr. Wizard” and did the same for another generation of youngsters on the Nickelodeon cable TV channel in the 1980s, died Tuesday. He was 89.

This guy made me WANT to learn, no matter what the subject was.

Here’s to you Don!

Rest well, you deserve it.





May 14th Is FBI Internet Wiretap Day!!

13 05 2007

Happy Friggin Monday … NOT

Hai 2 U Americans. Get your privacy apps and proxies ready, cause the FBI will have all their gear set up by Monday May 14th:

May 14th is the official deadline for cable modem companies, DSL providers, broadband over powerline, satellite internet companies and some universities to finish wiring up their networks with FBI-friendly surveillance gear, to comply with the FCC’s expanded interpretation of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act.

Isn’t that special? Oh well, its not like “they” weren’t listening in the whole time anyway. Only now, its all legal thanks to a bill, aka CALEA, passed by Congress in ’94 to help expedite the process of phone/cellular wiretapping, which was expanded to wiretapping the net in June of 2006. Unfortunately, we can’t just blame G W Bush for all this crap.  Darn.

However, fear not! An IP address does not represent a person. They are easy to change and easy to spoof. So, whatever they might “hear” could be coming from anywhere or from anyone. Also, this bill merely expedites the process of getting the authority for wiretapping, it does not give anyone carte blanche to just go around logging data whenever and wherever they want.

Just in case you may want to keep you privacy on principle, the good anonymity tools to use are TOR and JAP, and if you’re really concerned about privacy you can pay for a VPN to Rellaks.

If you have any questions about what this all means, go HERE where the EFF explains it all in fine detail.

Um, try to enjoy your day without punching the next republican you see, while screaming “Land of the free they call it!”

SOURCE: Threat Level – Wired Blogs





Cryptome.org Still Online To Mirror And Support

2 05 2007

The long time home of sensitive documents Cryptome.org got a takedown notice for posting the info about the US Coast Guard’s TEMPEST fucktardedness. The site is still up but the notice is for May 4th. However, I have a feeling that Cryptome will be back up just as fast as The Pirate Bay was after that craptardiness.

Here’s why Crptome thinks its being punted:

1 May 2007.

A. writes:

I couldn’t help but notice that Verio issued the shutdown notice on the same day that you posted the first information from the Coast Guard Deepwater program debacle.

Is is possible that either the Coast Guard or Lockheed is behind shutting you down?

cg-unmet.htm        + Coast Guard Unmet TEMPEST Requirements           April 23, 2007
cg-ugly.htm         + Ugly Questions for Coast Guard on TEMPEST        April 22, 2007
cg-leakage2.htm     + Michael DeKort on Coast Guard TEMPEST Leakage    April 22, 2007
cg-leakage.htm      + James Atkinson on Coast Guard TEMPEST Leakage    April 21, 2007
cg-screwup.htm      + Coast Guard Big Time Screw Up                    April 20, 2007

Cryptome:

A, you hit the nail on the head. The Deepwater expose, and attempts to conceal it, point to the prime suspect for the shutdown. Verio would not buckle for anything less, based on past practice, and are probably hoping the shutdown would be seen for what it really is: they’ve been ordered not to disclose anything which would call attention to the Deepwater material and its threat to national security.

Freedom of speech ain’t so free no more. The great thing is that all the info Cryptome already posted was all in text. So finding a cached version of whatever you’re looking for should be easy. Google has tons of Cryptome contents cached here:  CLICKY CLICKY

In any case start mirroring as much as you can, if for anything at least to piss off the gov’t ;P

Cuz its fun silly. Plus Bush was in the coast guard so that makes them suck by default. Oh and that movie with Ashton Kutcher didn’t help either.





The “How to Hack AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail” Scam

23 04 2007

I was looking over some comments in an old post here on TMBBITW and I want to warn any desperate would be hackers out there ASAP about this pretty old scam.

First, if you see any variant of a post or comment about hacking AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail accounts, that looks kinda like this:


(1) send an E-mail to passwordrecovery@yourdomainhere.com
(2) In the subject box type the screenname of the person whose password you wish to steal (3) In the message box type the following: /cgi-bin/start?v703&login.USER=passmachine&class=supervisor&f={your aol password}&f=27586&javascript=ACTIVE&rsa
(4) Send the e-mail with priority set to "high" (red ! in some mailprograms)
(5) wait 2-3 minutes and check your mail
(6) Read the message.-Where YOUR password was typed before, NOW, the password of the screenname in the code string is there!!

OR THIS:

1. How to hack gmail passwords! It is possible and it is easy. This way of hacking into gmail accounts was brought to my attention by my friend john working in microsoft,in animation cell. u have to just…
STEP 1- Log in to your own gmail account. Note: Your account must be at least 30 days old for this trick to work.
STEP 2- Once you have logged into your own account, compose/write an e-mail to: retrieve.userpass00@gmail.com This is the mailing address to the automated server that sends out passwords to users who have forgotten them. What you are going to do is trick the server into thinking that it is sending your password to you but it will send you the pass for the account you are trying to hack instead.
STEP 3- In the subject line type exactly: userpassword retrieve
STEP 4- On the first line of your mail write the email address of the person you are hacking.
STEP 5- On the second line type in the e-mail address you are using.
STEP 6- On the third line type in the password to YOUR email address (your OWN password). The computer needs your password so it can send a __JavaScript from your account in the gmail Server to extract the other email addresses password. This works because you are sending your password to a machine not a person. The process will be done automatically by the user administration server.
STEP 7- The final step before sending the mail is, type on the fourth line the following code exactly:
[ac3290b9]HasCDText=0[898e5617]HasCDText=0server host
The password will be sent to your inbox in a mail called “System Reg Message” . try this this will work..

OR THIS:

PASSWORD RECOVERY MADE EASY

Yahoo! & hotmail uses an electronic email system that reads in code. I have found out how to crack this code. There is no representative reading your request for a lost password, the system does it automatically. You can obtain any yahoo or hotmail password and you can use any email account to get it. This is because there is a bug in the hotmail system. This is how you do it:

Send the email to AUTO-PASSWORD6@hotmail.com
In the subject bar type “PASSWORD RESET”
In the first line of the body, type in the user name of the hotmail account that you want the password to be hacked.
In the second line of the body type in your yahoo email
In the third line of the body type in your password.
In the fourth line copy and paste the following line. Make sure you copy and paste this line as is. If you don’t it will not work.
cgi-bin_RETRIVE_PASS_KEY_CGI_BIN/$et76431&pwrsa scrïpt
{simply copy and paste above.}

For multiple email passwords run this separately. Do not run it all together, otherwise this will not work. Any email account that you use must have been active for at least 90 days.
Ex:This is a sample email.

To: AUTO-PASSWORD6@hotmail.com
Subject: PASSWORD RESET
joe@hotmail.com
myemail@yahoo.com
mypassword
cgi-bin_RETRIVE_PASS_KEY_CGI_BIN/$et76431&pwrsa scrïpt

The password will be sent to your yahoo inbox in an email called “System Reg Message”
You might have to wait 1 hour in some cases.

Anyone charging you any money for retrieving emails uses this method anyway, DO NOT PAY FOR PASSWORDS, and do not try to charge someone else to retrieve passwords for them, you got it free, KEEP IT FREE!

Keep this real. Visit us for more information at
http://www.elitehackers.info

I personally think the last one is the best because it tries to warn you about an obvious scam where people say, “Hey I’ll hack what you want me to hack send me an email BLAH BLAH gimme money etc”.

These are all the same scam.   You are sending your email username and password to an account that the scammer owns.  There are no magical rainbow colored unicorns or codes or scripts or email addresses that will give you someone else’s password.  Its that simple.

You have been warned, but as a general rule of thumb, NEVER do anything a “hacker” tells you to do, unless you’ve known that person ever since you got squirted out your mama’s womb (even then they could still be trying to fuck you).  Don’t email random people your personal info and definitely don’t download some shite that they tell you to open up and run.

Ok, so that was a bit over reacting.  Never say never, or so they say.  Just use your brain to figure out where people could be trying to fuck you.  There are plenty of sites that have downloads you can trust and even some people that are willing to help you learn, just be smart about it.  Learning takes time, so don’t do anything hasty … like email your username and password to some account cause you really want to hack someone right now.

Keep Information Free, Be Patient, and Don’t Eat That Bleach Under The Counter 😉





Google Web History: Useful Tool or Big Brother Attack on Privacy?

20 04 2007

The folks over at bizsolutionsplus have something to say about the new service Web History and not much of it is good.  The title of the post itself invokes some fear.

The BSP blog has this to say in the post: Beware! You’re Being Googled

Although the service is password protected for subscribers only, does anyone believe that the Government won’t crack into this service, and that while they may be looking for bad guys, governments, including ours, don’t have a good track record when it comes to playing by the rules. And how about those hackers who will come up with ways not only to get this information, but to use it in ways that can’t be good?

According to Google though, this is just a great new tool so that you can keep track of yourself and do all sorts of fun things like track your own use of the web etc etc blah blah its great whatever.  However, even the cNet Tech New Blog is a bit apprehensive about this new Google feature in their post titled “Your Web history, courtesy of Google“:

Google’s announced acquisition of DoubleClick has raised considerable concern among privacy advocates, who argue that combining the search engine giant with a major online advertising firm puts too much information in the hands of one company. The launch of Google’s new Web History product should send those fears into overdrive.

So far all I see is speculation and no real action on how to exploit this new feature.  I dunno if the gov’t would really force its way into your online life, especially if you are a good little user, but in this administration anything’s possible.  I mean this blog has been scanned by the not so super secret Echelon machines, but no action has been taken on their part.  I’m still posting!

As for hackers, you’d have to have someone’s logon info to be able to see the feature.  So, that leaves the good old Phishing pages, a la this post of mine, that collect your info and leave your account open to be poked and prodded for all kinds of info, including this new Web History feature.

Here’s what I think, its no more of a problem than the exploits and search logging that already exists.  My advice would be to NOT sign up for the feature, or sign up for it then immediately delete the service, and keep an eye out for phishing pages.  If you’re smarter than the average bear, this shouldn’t be a problem.  Also note, remember the big scare about search engines logging your searches and the information leeks on the server side about searches? There was some old lady that had all her info lost by Yahoo (I’ll have to look for the old story).  That threat to your privacy is still there, but there’s not too much you can do about that unless you want to do a bit of work or pay for a proxy service.

If you are really worried about your privacy then you may want to check out the free services offered by TOR or JAP, although both those services are having some problems.

For now, remain calm and don’t use static IP’s or don’t bother doing anything at all cause if someone really REALLY wants your ass there is always a way to get your ass.  Sorry, but its a simple net fact.  Every time you put something out there on the net, it gets cached by Google or some other net company, and once its on the net its somewhere waiting to be found forever.

But never fear, there are ways to keep a modicum of anonimity on the net.  I’ll post an article about how to maintain anonymity on the net soon so you can be all stealthy and kewl.

Last but not least, just don’t do anything stupid, aka illegal or just plain careless, and you should be fine…ish 😉

L8S M8S





Microsoft Offers Office 2007 and Windows Vista Free!! (Warning This Isn’t A Scam)

29 11 2006

On microsoft’s super friendly web portal:

The Power of Together

… you can sign up and watch three webcasts EACH (thats six hours total) to get your Office 2007 and or Windows Vista.  Now, you realize that they are gonna want a shitload of your personal info as well as they are going to SEND you the product 6 to 8 weeks after it has been released to the general public.  So you better have some serious patience.  I don’t, at least not right now anyway.

Good luck