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#1 Angel

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Posted 18 December 2002 - 09:22 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2...hack/index.html

Wow. Real 1_337. O_o.

But it's nice to see that the school asked for the help to begin with, fixed the holes, and commended him rather than freaking out like I'm sure mine would . . .

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 03:18 AM

Pretty cool.

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 09:35 AM

very kool!

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 03:37 PM

did he made that exploit/crack program himself ??

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 04:42 PM

did he made that exploit/crack program himself ??

I would guess not...

It took three hacking programs less than a second -- 200 milliseconds to be exact -- to find the password to the school's computer, Reid said. It was the school secretary's name: Silvia.



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Posted 19 December 2002 - 06:38 PM

Could it be that a kid is smart enough to download a few password crackers ? ?

Hmmmmmmmm

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 07:08 PM

thats awesome, if that werein my skool, shit, he'd be in deep shit...

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 08:14 PM

Could it be that a kid is smart enough to download a few password crackers ? ?

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I totally agree!
The key word there is "Kid" - Not Hacker so much as Script Kiddie, but then the media doesn't really know the difference. *Shrug*

What I find truly bizzare is that the Sys-Ad would make the password the name of the School's Secretary. Maybe somebody has a crush ... ^_-

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#9 StankDawg

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 11:46 PM

well, the point is not whether or not he is a script kiddie or a hacker. The point is that his school supported him for what he did (which I am SURE they perceived as hacking) which is a rare thing.

That is a kool skool! (with lame admins, granted, but kool none-the-less)




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