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The Meth Connection to Identity Theft
From: Evil Wrangler <wrangler () netpublishing com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 10:35:29 -0800
Excuse me, but I take exception to the phrase "...making them expert
hackers and mailbox thieves" in the above cited story. Either you or your
editor has insulted the security community, whether you realize it or
not. Probably not the smartest thing to do for a journalist.
Either you have never been around hackers or you have never been
around meth addicts. As a long time hacker, I can seriously tell
you that drugs and hacking do not go together. Also people who are
dumb enough to do meth are not smart enough to figure out how to
write code to obtain unauthorized access to computers. Knock over
mailboxes, yes. Hack, not without serious rehab and a lot more clue
than your average doper can muster.
You might consider publishing a retraction before someone posts one on
your site for you
Wrangler - dumping out cleartext passwords, near you!,
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- The Meth Connection to Identity Theft Evil Wrangler (Mar 10)