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Fresh out of victims to pick on, Anonymous takes on the Pope

Fresh out of victims to pick on, Anonymous takes on the Pope

Posted on 08 March 2012 by Michael

Looks like the hacking group known as Anonymous is fresh out of worthy victims. Seems they’ve taken it upon themselves to pick a fight with, of all organizations, the Vatican.

The Italian division of the group, Anonymous In Italy, hacked the Vatican website on Wednesday, bringing it down for a few hours.

What? They couldn’t find a mentally retarded child to pick on?

Now I know when it comes to drumming up publicity you wanna engage in any activities that will get the medias attention, but come on, really? Hacking the Vatican’s website?

With all the drug lords, violently repressive governments, murderers, Google, criminal gangs and political corruption out there for you to attack, you’re picking an organization that’s done roughly 95% good (we all know the kind of screwed up things that other %5 has done) in the world?

Other potential targets the group claim to have in their cross hairs include the following:

  1. Santa Claus
  2. The Humane Society
  3. Hawaii (them with their evil pineapples and kick back attitude, grrrr!!)
  4. Penguins
  5. PBS
  6. Snookies unborn fetus
  7. Everyone responsible for making Justin Bieber famous
  8. The people responsible for canceling the new Bionic Woman
  9. Dominos Pizza
  10. Swine Flu

 




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Samsung Galaxy Note

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Samsung Galaxy Note

Posted on 07 March 2012 by Michael

I gotta admit, that Samsung Superbowl commercial introducing the world to the new Galaxy Note had me laughing off my ass. Of course I laugh at anything that comes at the expense of  Apple fanatics, but we’ll save that for another discussion.

So what did you think? Are you sold on the idea of a mid level tablet/smartphone the size of a laptop hard drive? Or are you burning brain cells trying to figure out just how in the hell this thing will fit in your pocket and to what effect your keys will have on it’s bright and shiny surface?

Personally I love the product. I don’t even mind it’s obnoxious size. As cool as Clint Eastwood made squinting, im a little bit tired at staring at those tiny iPhone screens. The Galaxy Note will be a welcome break.

What do you guys think about the Galaxy Note and it’s size?

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LulzSec dimed out by one of it’s own

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LulzSec dimed out by one of it’s own

Posted on 06 March 2012 by Michael

What a way to go down. Dimed out by one of your own. Ouch.

5 members of the group known as LulzSec were charged Tuesday in a series of high-profile cyberattacks carried out within the last couple of years.

Allegedly, they were did in by one of their own. Fox News is claiming that Hector Xavier Monsegure, 28, from New York,  is said to be the the guy who was informing on Lulz to authorities.

Mensegure faces 124 years in jail.

Damn. If you can’t trust your hacking buddies who can you trust.

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A true geeks desk

A true geeks desk

Posted on 06 March 2012 by Michael

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Stuxnet ushers in new era of “physically destructive” cyberwarfare

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Stuxnet ushers in new era of “physically destructive” cyberwarfare

Posted on 05 March 2012 by Michael


Used to be that computer viruses were incapable of imposing physical damage to it’s victims.

Not anymore.

With the advent of Stuxnet, a highly sophisticated worm written to systematically bring down a nuclear reactor in Iran, cyberwarfare is now just as dangerous as guns and bullets.

60 Minutes recently aired a piece discussing the potential dangers of cyberwarfare to our own infrastructure.

Pandora has been let out of the box and there’s no putting it back.

Watch the 60 Minutes clip here.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57390326-83/60-minutes-profiles-threat-posed-by-stuxnet/?tag=cnetRiver

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