View Full Version : Why can't we be friends?
02-19-2011, 09:11 AM
I seem to be getting more and more hate mail and hacking attempts.
1) I'm a Microsoft Partner <-Yeah let's hate Mark for that one.
2) I help people here at DASP for free <-Oh gosh we hate Mark for that too.
...I deleted my Twitter account yesterday.
My Facebook account was just hacked, someone added a nasty youtube video.
Come on guys, either come fight me in person or please just be my friend. :)
Mark "Wisemx" Wisecarver
02-20-2011, 12:40 AM
I agree there needs to be more love and trust but in reality I know you already know we all swim with sharks on t'interweb. The only advice worth offering is:
'facebook' && 'twitter' == 'be_very_careful_what_you_type';
02-20-2011, 06:03 AM
Absolutely. The attacks actually came through my Gmail auth syncs.
I know you can't get two people to agree with this but I do think Google is evil. ;-)
02-20-2011, 06:27 AM
The attacks actually came through my Gmail auth syncs
It's very interesting you say that..not that I doubt you in anyway but I'm keen to learn more. How do you know for sure this was the source of the attack? It sounds like you're referring to android google account sync - is that right? Perhaps there's something inherently insecure with google account syncing?
If you don't want to publicly discuss this I completely understand - you can PM me if you like.
02-20-2011, 07:39 AM
Mostly from anti Patriot groups.
On my Youtube account I allow videos from some of our Troop burials and services.
(Perform Honor Guard duties throughout the year, Captain for Mountain Home.)
The Auth on my youtube account which Google links to an unknown collection.
Once I changed those the attacks stopped.
Facebook, Twitter and several foodie blogs used or allowed the same auth.
I changed all of those. Had nothing to do with my Droid but I have locked Google out of it, which is a freakin nightmare to do since they man-handle many of the social aps.
Mostly from anti Patriot groups.Well I don't think they are attacking you for anything you do here or an affiliation with Microsoft.
You guys have been around forever, you've seen how things have developed or devolved. The animosity goes way back before the web though - I think the first time two computers were networked the first message sent was: NODE 01 - U R GAY!
Honestly, it predates computers. I think it goes back to the first campfire...
02-20-2011, 12:40 PM
...Who knows bro. ;-)
Myself turning 50 this year and having dealt with everything technology wise from the inception, well, I've got a grim view on how things are going.
To deal with it I'm planning on spending more mornings on Buffalo Mountain, there are 8 miles of continuous trails I can vent on. :-)
02-20-2011, 12:59 PM
The source of the hack is conclusive alright. I'm fairly patriotic myself but not so outwardly as to draw public attention.
Here's my take on Google - I value their product range and ability to regularly churn out quality products but I'm not so naive to blindly believe the 'do no evil' motto..that one is completely worn out. It's clear where their focus is - they're a commercial entity so it means ultimately they will always be focussed on $. Couple that with their core business of advertising and you have a company which will want to move technology in the direction of what they believe will be most useful in that sector. Of course it's sold under the guise of being useful for 'the public' but it's really about them being a more effective profit machine.
Recently I see a trend towards more focused / local / personal / location based advertising and that feels intrusive and for me personally not at all required - and it's a gradual erosion of privacy in many systems and areas including constantly changing facebook security rules and android platform geo-location etc that is enabling this.
It's not just Google going in this direction but they have the power to make it happen more than any other company. I would go so far to say this is starting to feel 'evil' and big brother-like moving towards their version of world domination. It seems to be what happens to software companies when they reach a certain size. I wonder what they'll look like in 10 years time.
02-20-2011, 04:14 PM
Very good points mate.
Currently we should point our finger at the stateless Internet.
In 10 years we will no doubt see IP changes for security but at the same time we are drawing near to a danger with the way the entire world uses IP addresses.
One thing that still amazes me is many of the secure protocols we used on BBSes supported file resume. On my WILDCAT! multi-node BBSes, one 25-line system was for Microsoft, I allowed the user to select the protocol of their choice.
I know I'm drifting here but look how we left some good features behind.
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