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crackers probing US power grid

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by anlgp, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. anlgp

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    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gniLM6lFJe1fkwWluc_qrG2kJdow

    if this happens. we're ****ed.
     
  2. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    There's also a thread in POFO.

    The grid has been vulnerable for years. I'm just surprised it's taken this long for something to surface.
     
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  3. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    anybody see crackers and think anlgp was being racist?




    yeah me either.........
     
  4. anlgp

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    You can delete this one if there is one already. If you remember I'm banned from the POFO otherwise I wouldn't have posted a duplicate.

    And yes, as long as there's a security system up the potential for it to be cracked is always present. All someone needs is determination and the know how.
     
  5. Georgia Fin

    Georgia Fin Fin For Life

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    I was actually more alarmed by him typing the phrase probing!!!!!:lol:
     
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  6. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Of course. No ****, there are crackers probing the US power grid. It's their job. Oh wait, he meant hackers...
     
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  7. DeDolfan

    DeDolfan Premium Member Luxury Box

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    I'm still trying to figure out why, when he said we're ****ed, only 4 *s came up. "Screwed" should have been 5 of them!!! :D :D ;)
     
  8. anlgp

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    no. i meant crackers.

    crackers break things.

    hackers fix them.
     
  9. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Hmm, I might be used to different lingo then. Hackers are people, cracks are software. Hackers hack the software/system, then create cracks.

    Not that I ever use any of those, I ... learned it by watching the Net with sandra bullock. Yeah.
     
  10. anlgp

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    hacker has become a misnomer of the popular culture. this is hacking

    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html
     
  11. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    And I thought crackers were white people or made by Ritz. :lol:
     
  12. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    White people are probing the grid.
     
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    cnc66 wiley veteran, bad spelur Luxury Box

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    white Florida people are probing the grid.
     
  14. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    LOL - Thread title got me.. I thought crackers were investing in wind energy?

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    Thats something they just came up with to differentiate between the two. I'm not sure who, but I'm assuming its probably a security group or something along those lines. Its all the same to me, you can be a good hacker or a bad hacker, I don't really see the reason for them trying to seperate the two other then to make themselves feel good........
     
  16. DeDolfan

    DeDolfan Premium Member Luxury Box

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    There's white ppl in FL ??? HUH!! ;)
     
  17. anlgp

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    it's to be associated with the right name.
     
  18. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    It serves no purpose.
     
  19. Phinz420

    Phinz420 New Member

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    I always hated how there is a need to disassociate hacker with cracker, but then there's no need to differentiate between someone simply cracking DRM/Software for public consumption & people who crack a DB to steal private information with intent of malicious use.
     

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