The thing that still surprises me is the fact that any of the core Anonymous/LulzSec are getting caught. Put on a baseball cap and sunglasses, take a bus to the local downtown and wander around until you find an open WiFi network and then conduct your network penetration from there while using a spoofed MAC address to prevent any sort of NIC fingerprinting (does not apply to the idiot script kiddies who require persistent connections for their ultimately futile DDOS gestures).
“It’s a testosterone thing,” he told me. “It’s competitiveness, but it isn’t necessarily competitiveness with other people. It’s you versus the system. And I don’t mean the system like the government thing, I mean the system like the computer. ‘I’m going to stick it to the computer. I’m going to make it do this!’ And the computer throws up an error like ‘No, I’m not going to do this.’ It’s really a male thing to say, ‘I’m going to make you do this!’ ”
Isolated anecdotal cases aside, the real-world odds of a local coffeeshop noticing anything funny going on with their wi-fi, ever, are indistinguishable from zero.
Though I believe the Supreme Court has come to their senses about this.
on finishing the article, I can't help but think "geeze, what a sociopath".. I guess someone has to follow up after Richard Stallman.
Ryvar: All TOR will do is add an extra hurdle to the process that the feds are 100% guaranteed to plow straight through as a now-routine step in computer crime forensics.
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