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Anonymous Plans November 5th Facebook Attack – Needs to be Stopped

Posted by J Powers at 10:27 AM on August 10, 2011

The following message showed up on YouTube. I have transcribed:

Attention citizens of the world. We are anonymous. We wish to get your attention hoping you heed the warnings as follows. Your medium of communication that you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. If you are a willing activist, or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information, then join the cause and kill Facebook for the sake of your own privacy. Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so they can spy on people from all around the world.

Some of these so-called “White hot infosec” firms are working for a formatarian governments such as those of Egypt and Seria. Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your “Privacy” settings and deleting your account is impossible – even if you delete your account all your personal info stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time.

Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more private is even a dilusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family. You cannot hide from the reality in which you – the people of the internet – live in facebook – is the opposite of the anti-sec cause.

You’re not safe from them nor any government.

One day you will look back on this and realize what we have done here is right. Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history.
November 5th 2011. We are anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive, we do not forget. Expect us.

Why Nov 5th, 2011?

Guy Fawkes Mask

Guy Fawkes Mask

This is Guy Fawkes Day, which commemorates when Fawkes and others placed explosives under the British House of Lords in 1605. Fawkes is the mask Anonymous wears. Therefore, they chose this date to bring a social network down.

Joke or Reality?

That is tough to say. Anonymous is an established group, so the attempt can be taken a little more serious. Since we don’t know who makes up this group, it makes this harder to determine. For all we know, several of the members used to work for Facebook. Possibly even a programmer that might have created a secure back door to initiate this attack.

Bottom Line: This Needs to be Stopped!

This is a terrorist action and Anonymous should be treated as such. There is a famous term that most of us take to heart – We shall not succumb to terrorist threat. Violence does not beget violence.

If Facebook is doing what Anonymous says, then they need to be prosecuted in a court of law. No one group gets to decide their fate.

What will be next? Google+? Twitter? Your website?

Zero Tollerance – FBI Needs to Get Involved.

Think about it – You take down a giant in Facebook like that and it has a major economic effect. People build business around Facebook and with the site forcefully taken down like that, people can literally lose millions. Bringing in a new financial crisis to an already unstable economy.

We do not know how this organization will bring Facebook down – and that is the most important part. We assume that it’s going to be something like a DDoS or major virus. What if it’s a physical attack on their server farms or offices?

Remember: Guy Fawkes Organization used explosives to take down the British House of Lords.

This is not the way to do it. With these actions, Anonymous might find that they are protecting the one thing they want to bring down. A threat is a threat, whether a joke or not.

Facebook has many protocols in place to prevent such an attack. I would suggest, however, that Facebook change some policy and review their systems just to make sure there is no back door. Then make sure they have security in place on November 5th.

This is never something you should joke about. I hope they take Anonymous down. Period.

GNC-2011-03-03 #652 We have a Winner

Posted by geeknews at 1:33 AM on March 4, 2011

A winner is announced in the show today congrats to Anthony Y for winning and Apple TV. Big thank you to the 32 people that participated in this round of contributions and the 14 new insiders that are now supporting the show. We will giveaway another cool product in the next couple of weeks. As an insider you are automatically entered in all of our contest here at GNC. I am very excited about our PowerPress update coming tomorrow and you get an inside look at what is coming plus a whole bunch of Tech news!

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Show Notes:
Post PC World Non Sense.
Trade In Prices drop like a Rock!
Bloggers in Australia get more Protections.
Antitrust Investigation on H.264 Consortium!
Print with your Droid.
10 PC gaming Emulators from 80′s
Is a Site Safe or Not?
Airplay Expanding!
HBO Expanding Media.
Android Set Top Boxes?
Blu-Ray versus DVD
Easier to Use Bit Torrent Client.
DDOS on BREIN.
iPad 2 Accessory.
Roku iPhone App Updated.
P2P lawsuits and Real People’s Lives.
Illegal TV Streamers feel arm of Federal Gov’t.
New Tablet Plans from AT&T.
New Hotspot Plans AT&T.
Malware + Android = Easy Victims.
Stop Snooping on Email.
Beam me up Scotty.
Twitter Battle with Police and Party Animals.
Carbon Credit Legislation under Fire.
Do FCC Fee’s help Poor?
ICE in Antarctica.
Timezone Database Keeper?
Groupon Class Action Suit.
Recording Police in Conn, about to get easier.
X-37 Sister Ship?
Facebook Comments on Blogs?
Techmeme and Hacker News head to head.
Angry Bird 30 Million Downloads?
WordPress.com DDOS Today.
Twitter App update hammers you with Ads.
Chrome + Hardware Acceleration = Faster Images on Web.
Latest UFO Scam Video.
VW Parody
Google Self Driving Car not American Made?
Netflix iPad Update.
Ford Sync in 19 Languages!
Gmail Fixed.
iPad Apple Smart Covers?
A Windows Journey.

GNC-2011-02-07 #645 Back from Chicago!

Posted by geeknews at 1:02 AM on February 8, 2011

Fresh back from the Windy City! The snow and cold weather was ok for a couple of days, but I prefer 80 and cool trade winds. Lots of great tech to cover tonight.. I have some great opportunity to someone that would like to underwrite the show for a couple of episodes, drop me a line if your interested. I should be in Hawaii over the next couple of weeks so it will be great to get back into a regular rhythm for the show production.

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Fishing Net to pick up Space Junk?

Show Notes:
Older IT workers hurt the worst.
Privatization of the Shuttle?
Girl Friend Revenge.
EFF says FCC Net Neutrality Bad news!
Righthaven suing without using DMCA provisions.
Judge bans flyer handouts?
Terrorist Watch List Abuse.
Doug Kaye back from Egypt.
Hoarding Light Bulbs?
Can Anyone Listen?
Confession Application.
Comet Close Encounter.
Private Space Innovators.
Navy Stealth Plane makes Maiden Flight.
Mars Massive Hole in the Ground.
Calling ET Dilemma.
T-Mobile Free Phones on Valentines Day.
Honeycomb Tablet Website Live.
Gmail Priority Inbox comes to Mobile.
Firefox Road Map.
Huffington Post goes for 315 Million?
Darth Vader Wins!
Roku USB Port Open.
Sprint Kyocera dual Screen Mobile.
Samsung Upgraded Powershots!
Twitter Wins Super Bowl Traffic
Salt and Pepper Switch.
Doctor Ear buds.
New Blood Pressure Cuff.
Water Resist your iPhone.
Facebook Killing Marriages.
Pirating breakdown.
Greece Arresting File Sharing Site Owners.
Domain Protection Advice.
Revenge with Snow Blower.
Android 3.0 Video Editor.
Software by Download Only?
Last.FM no longer free.
FCC and Universal Service Fund.
More Denial of Service Attacks.
FBI and NASDAQ hack attacks.
XOOM no Wifi without Activation.
Reverse class action Lawsuits.
WiFi Stats.
AT&T iPhone Carrot.
UPS batteries disposal/re-cycle.
Sandy Bridge Chips shipping again.
Sun in 3d.
67% want Interactive TV.
Cord Cutters Percentages.
Google Exec Free in Egypt.
Astronaut to Fly Mission.
UFO in Israel?
UFO in Utah?

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Wikileaks Under DDOS Attack – Let The Conspiracy Theories Begin

Posted by Alan at 12:45 PM on November 28, 2010

Wikileaks announced via Twitter that it is under a massive denial of service attack.  The attack coincides with the planned publication of 250,000 documents later today.  The documents are apparently confidential diplomatic cables.

As it turns out, there may not be much of interest in this release.  Leaked copies of the German publication Der Spiegel appeared early on newsstands and according to German Twitter posts there’s nothing earth-shattering, at least from their point of view, in the documents.

The planned release is supposedly scheduled for 4:30 EST today in conjunction with the New York Times, the Guardian, and Der Spiegel.  Some copies of Der Spiegel, though, apparently appeared on newsstands this morning.

According to CNN the “United States warned WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange that publishing the papers would be illegal and endanger peoples’ lives.”  It was shortly after this news that Wikileaks came under attack, and the online rumors began almost immediately.  It’s not exactly a stretch to think the US government may have something to do with it.  There’s certainly no shortage of blame against them floating around.  As one Twitter user put it:

Perhaps we will never know who is behind the attack.  Perhaps we’ll find out who’s behind it through a Wikileaks leak, which would be irony at its best.  I would think, though, that if the US government were found to be behind a DDOS attack against a website, especially Wikileaks, it would cause a backlash on a massive scale.

GNC-2009-05-04 #474 You have to Watch to Win!

Posted by geeknews at 1:31 AM on May 5, 2009

You have to watch to win! Video link is in the show notes.  One more show here in Honolulu before I take the show on the road. It will be a very busy May and June as farmers say you have to make hay while sun shines. No locked in travel plans yet for listener meet-ups but will advise when I can. Tonight’s show has some incredible stories that will cause your eyebrows to raise.

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Firefox hits projected 270 million users.
Verizon says WiFi for all broadband customers through Boingo.
Should startup founders Starve?
Video Embed Widgets to control your own brand!
Some really great Flickr Search Tools from Mashable.
Amazing Story of a Rouge Botnet controlled by Good Guys.
Parental Control on the iPhone.
Control your own short url service don’t pay for it!
New Amazon Reader on Wednesday supposed to be Big!
YouTube say NO ads in Your own Videos!
Nettica suffers DDOS that shuts down thousands of Websites!
Sprint customers are leaving in droves bleeding red ink everywhere!
LexisNexis waits 5 years to tell customers of Serious Security breach?
MPAA and RIAA site feature TorrentFreak content through XSS hack!
Who have you shared your email password with lately?
16 Drupal Clones which are great if you can find someone to design a template!
The true cost of Bandwidth that the ISP’s don’t want you to know about.
Time to get rid of some space junk with sails!
Limwire tells Congress that Limewire 5 shares nothing without notification.
Hubble repair crew ready to fly!
Can digital paper save the newspaper industry.. In a word NOPE.
Ex RIAA Lawyer at DOJ to work RIAA cases after 1 year?
193 Lasers to Ignite and create Mini Star???????? Why????

Zafi Worm Comes with Christmas Greetings

Posted by geeknews at 10:13 PM on December 14, 2004

Watch out for a special present included with your e-mail Christmas greetings. A mass-mailing worm, W32/Zafi.d@MM or Zafi.d, is making the rounds of e-mail users and is transmitted in the form of a Christmas greeting card with the subject line of either “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” The e-mail message will appear to come from one of your acquaintances.

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