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Comrade Lisa "Hacking" Loving tries to say she never meant to "crack" a website, she just wanted to hack a website to know who was behind it. Never mind that, in that context, what she means IS CRACKING. Even Wikipedia acknowledges people who do and don't know what they're talking about(Comrade Loving) mix the two up:
In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, or challenge. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community. While other uses of the word hacker exist that are not related to computer security, such as referring to someone with an advanced understanding of computers and computer networks, they are rarely used in mainstream context. They are subject to the long standing hacker definition controversy about the true meaning of the term hacker. In this controversy, the term hacker is reclaimed by computer programmers who argue that someone breaking into computers is better called a cracker, not making a difference between computer criminals (black hats) and computer security experts (white hats). Some white hat hackers claim that they also deserve the title hacker, and that only black hats should be called crackers.EDIT: The FBI will not be impressed. They seem to agree "hacking" is a criminal activity:
New York Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Hacking AT&T’s Servers
Stole E-mail Addresses and Personal Information Belonging to 120,000 Apple iPad 3G Subscribers; Disclosed Information to Internet Magazine
U.S. Attorney’s Office March 18, 2013 District of New Jersey (973) 645-2888
NEWARK, NJ—The head of a self-described “security research” hacking group was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for breaching AT&T’s servers, stealing e-mail addresses and other personal information belonging to approximately 120,000 Apple iPad users, and disclosing that information to an Internet magazine, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Comrade Loving's spin is desperate, because, professional hacking she refers to is done by "professionals". Who is not her friend's kid. And if that had really been her meaning, she would have clarified in the voluminous Facebook comments that followed. Also, Our Glorious leader wouldn't be glossing over her misguided Facebook request as "The first accusation refers to an attempt to discover an anonymous blogger. If that's illegal activity, then all journalists are criminals."
Another point: if it was so innocent, why out Richard Smith? Did she bother to explain that she didn't mean cracking? Her outing of a Party members only makes sense if she knew she was caught soliciting help with a felony and wanted to punish cadre as an example.
Comrade Lisa Loving explains:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lisa Loving
Date: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 8:46 AM
Subject: The harassing "satire" website
Ben look, I know it's fun to troll around, but as I start drilling down into this Save KBOO from Save KBOO site -- I came to it late -- I can't help noticing that at the very top it references Happy Valley, as in"Then start packing for the Happy Valley Reeducation Center, where we guarantee ALL Party Members WILL be HAPPY."
Ben, YOU live in Happy Valley. Is this your site? It has numerous links to your writings and your other websites posted in the blogroll, implying that you condone this harassment. I have an attorney and I am actively looking into whoever is defaming me in this matter. I am turning all your materials over to my attorney who is empowered to use law enforcement to look up IP addresses--now that's something civilians are not really able to do but the law can do it if a complaint is filed.
Now it's true that "hacking" as a term is debated, but it is not actually illegal, (what is illegal is 'cracking' but I'm just going to let you look that up). If "hacking" were strictly illegal then tens of thousands of people would be imprisoned including all the people who go to respected conferences every year like this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hackers_Conference. It just happens that source codes for websites are in fact open for anyone to look at and people do it all the time; there is info in the source code that IDs in one way or another who runs the site.
Ben, you have a job and a family. Hadrian is a crazy doosh but don't you understand that people like you are the ones who really get burned in situations like this? I mean come on. I am going to stop scratching into this because I do not see any value in harming your life career or ability to make a living. But if the harassment continues I will proceed with legal action.
The other thing, and I want to be clear here because I think you are young and ignorant, is that it is possible -- completely legally -- to suss out the ID of bloggers across platforms where they have multiple sites or administer them, such as all the blog links you have on the dreadful yellow on white type site, and whichever computers you have at YOUR JOB. Dude use your common sense. I am not a hacker but eventually you will piss off someone who is if you don't stop. You understand that right? And once the curtains are opened you can say, It was satire, but that will NOT IMPRESS YOUR BOSSES AT WORK. Right?
This has happened before in the history of KBOO in a staff harassment incident BY A FORMER BOARD MEMBER in which that former board member created a fake email and harassed the staff, was ID'd AT WORK through the IP address she used to send the emails. She was convicted of a felony and lost her job.
Dude I don't dislike you but you are being used like a stooge right now and you are in over your head. The fact that all your links are listed on the blogroll shows you support the harassment of innocent people. What would your bosses think of that? Your job is political -- MAN WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING?
"What the hell are you thinking" is a very apt way of describing the following Facebook thread. Luckily the Traitor Hoyne is still around to blame. Enjoy reading cadre! -MT
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- Noah Hibiscus Eaton If so, I too am curious who is assuming the alias "Meresa Titchell".
Honestly, if the blog were retooled in refraining from not-quite-disguised personal attacks and name-dropping..........I would appreciate it a lot more as some online faux-journalism answer to "The UBU Hour". Because while I don't like the caustic tone behind a lot of the content there, I nonetheless understand the need for a counterpart from all the maligning of the Station Navigator (as much as I do strongly disagree with some of her decisions) and the need not to diminish the fact the station has long grappled with financial issues.
But as it sits right now, the blog is just too menacing for me. It lacks a constructive purpose. There are some points made here and there that I consider well-taken, but they are dampened by the messanger.
- Lisa Loving Yup. Yellow type? Dude it's unreadable. Plus mean to completely innocent people. Go ahead and trash board members and even staff people I guess. But the folks who just come in and answer phones during the drive? Hell naw.
- Yaney Lee Ann MacIver Ah I'm known as Comrade Yaney in this major LOL. These folks must not have real employment or a life either. Well Comrade Lisa I wish you a pleasant evening. Hum who is/are the most likely suspects? No, it's not Theresa, they are dissing her as well.
- Noah Hibiscus Eaton Wow! I did it! I cracked the blog!
And the hacker is none other than.....................EDWARD SNOWDEN?!!!!! O__O O__O O__O
Nah, he would never qualify as the frequent all-caps type!
- Yaney Lee Ann MacIver Well, I hope we use all of this attention @ the next Membership Drive. Who can come up with the most creative scripts for this? "Hi, it's Comrade Yaney here saying you all Keep KBOOsters, and y'all Keep KBOO from Keep KBOOsters,, and All of Blue Oregon; let's have a contest as to who can contribute the most!" And then we keep three charts as to who does!
Press Watch I'm quite flattered by the "savekboofromsavekboo" attention, and particularly proud of the "Bulldog Mitchell" appellation. I've refrained from public comment for a week or so, though, and I haven't had anything to say about Thom Hartmann. So: I think he's awesome. I don't necessarily share all of his ideology, but he is not a knee-jerk Obama supporter, as some have implied. Note his call for impeachment: http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2013/06/impeach-president-obama ...His programs would be a great addition to KBOO, though I don't think it's right to wipe out the Tuesday Spanish-language programming, especially since that programming has already been cut back over the years.
Press Watch There are other things to ponder, too, before bringing in more non-local programming. Hartmann has the name recognition to draw listeners on the Web. So, though as I said, he'd be a great addition, we should probably hold off. As to whether the Tuesday Latino programming is up to snuff (mentioned on pdxIndy), the question should be what Latino programming should replace it, not whether to wipe it out, without input from the Latino community. So the proposal from the Navigator seems typically tone-deaf, in that regard. And one more thing: there is constant chatter on Indymedia claiming that radicals like myself are intolerant of other views. I am sharply critical of other views, but that isn't the same as intolerance, and I haven't tried to purge anyone from KBOO air, ever, for not agreeing with my ideology; nor has Ani; it simply has never happened. That's an example of pure projection by the claimants. I do say that KBOO must be retained as a last and only haven for radical dissent, and that is because the remainder of the ideological spectrum is better represented everywhere else on the dial. Calling for fairness for my own community's views is not the same as denying fairness for all others.
- Eugene Johnson I hate cowards who hide behind technology and don't fight in the open. Fighting like a coward takes away pretty much all credibility. Too bad Shusli and I are missing out on all the fun...JUST KIDDING! We're quite happy and content.
Let's prove everyone understood Loving used "hacker" in the sense of CRACKING:
Noah Hibiscus Eaton "Wow! I did it! I cracked the blog!"