Forwarded from: dude <dudeat_private> This is a very good point. The TRUTH is that the RIAA hacks have all been super-easy and only an idiot would leave such holes open. Right now as I write, their CF administrator site is wide open, with absolutely ZERO security to get to the login page. I wrote them weeks ago of the vulnerability and they have not fixed it. Furthermore, the TRUTH is that all of these hacks should be preventable by anyone who can click a mouse and anyone who knows anything about IT security would know this, but jedges and lawyers have repeatedly displayed their unique ability to misinterperet facts concerning technology. > Forwarded from: The Unknown Security Person... > > [With apologies to Murray Langston... ;) - WK] > > I think it is obvious that the RIAA has the resources to stop > these defacements. Has anybody considered the possibility that > maybe the RIAA wants their web site to be hacked repeatedly? They > could use such events to help paint a more convincing, darker > picture of their "enemies", and they could use these hacks as > ammunition in court and before Congress to help justify stricter > laws, more freedom for the RIAA to take offensive action > themselves, etc. Also, the RIAA might get more sympathy from > judges and lawmakers, and even some of the general public. > > When kids deface the RIAA web site and provide links to > filesharing software, then that software is consequently going to > be associated with criminal activity and criminals. > > Regards, > USP > > > > > http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/28817.html > > By Drew Cullen > Posted: 11/01/2003 at 22:06 GMT > > Reader reports are flooding in that the RIAA.org has been defaced > - again. At time of writing, the site appears to be down, And > several readers have been kind enough to include screen grabs, > showing that the front page today carried the following message. > > RIAA - 0wn3d by.... ;p > oooh riaa want's to hack Filesharing Users / Servers ? - better > lern to secure your own server... > Sorry Admin - had to deactivate ur accounts - they'll be > reactivated after 2 hours > > greetz : Rage_X, BRAiNBUG, SyzL0rd, BSJ, PsychoD + all the others > who want to stay anonymous :] > wanna contact ? mailto:h4x0r0815at_private > > Underneath the greets, there is a list of RIAA 'recommended' > file-sharing tools, such as KaZaA and eDonkey. Downloads from > these sites are 'sponsored by www.riaa.org'. > > The RIAA site has been hacked four times in recent months. Surely, > they should have figured out how to put a stop to this by now? - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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