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#36912 - 01/31/04 03:48 PM Cnn I hate you: story of spam, the ftc, and uses of hacking  
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http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/01/30/ftc.spam.ap/index.html

Woopdy freakin do the ftc working on spam, just like telemarketers. Amazing. But what's more amazing is how they label the entrance to the story:| Pissing many off all the time, are stupid news "commercial companys", yes almost conglomerates, it just keeps getting better, these assholes using any "hack" augment for eye candy.



meh

*snippet of code*

Code:
<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/01/30/ftc.spam.ap/index.html"><img src="http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2004/TECH/internet/01/30/ftc.spam.ap/top.internet.security.jpg" alt="Are spammers hacking your computer?" width="280" height="210" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"></a>

<div class="cnnSectionT1" style="padding: 3px 6px">
<h2><a href="/2004/TECH/internet/01/30/ftc.spam.ap/index.html" style="color:#000;">Are spammers hacking your computer?</a></h2>




The Federal Trade Commission and regulatory agencies in 26 countries warned hundreds of thousands of computer users they were unwittingly helping people who send floods of unwanted e-mails.




<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/01/30/ftc.spam.ap/index.html" class="cnnt1link">FULL STORY</a>
Even a freakin alt mouse over...sad.

But yea a story about spam, spyware, and the ftc warning ppl about their puters being HAX0RED! Idiots, use out a term like cracker, bleed it to the brink of ignorance, while no one cares. Freakin hippies.


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The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
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#36913 - 02/01/04 12:16 AM Re: Cnn I hate you: story of spam, the ftc, and uses of hacking  
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Freakin hippies.
I never tire of listening to you and your rants weeve! Keep up the good work, but yes. Someone needs to educate the media in the differance between a hacker and a cracker


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#36914 - 02/01/04 05:38 AM Re: Cnn I hate you: story of spam, the ftc, and uses of hacking  
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Too late, To puter ignorant people a hacker is a cracker, hacker, script kiddie, and worst of all is they know things about thier computer the idiots do not.

Computer ignorance is so evident in any hacker/computer movie you see. Take hackers for example. It reminds me of Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory the way it is so far fetched. Like when they are hacking the code and the computer dissplays this 3D VR type formula. Or Swordfish, little better, but.... Come on. After the guy hacks into the DOJ D-base John Travolta droped about ten buuzz terms asking him how he did it.

trojan, back door, worm,

People in general are stupid. They belive what you tell them. That is all they have to go off. So the media call every person who commits a computer/network crime a hacker. The term is re-defined in society as a result. Sad I know.

Now what on could do is creat all the free sites they could with a break down of whats what, Flood search engines with this sort of thing. Spam large numbers of people from email's that do not exist through some SMTP server(most would never kno how to trak it(Most who did never would(even less would report it if they did(Who ever recived the report might not act))))

Her is the news formula..
Code:
if($popular_word_or_phrase == 'true'){
     while($popular_word = REMAINS Popular){
         echo "$popular_word_or_phrase";
     }
}else if($popular_word_or_phrase == 'false'){
    While(Sensationalise($popular_word_or_phrase, $fear, ignorance) + MAKE_MONEY() != $Big_money){
          echo "$key_word_not_understood";
     }
}else{
find_new_story_to_spread_fear();
     if ($fear == 'true'){
          $popular_word_or_phrase = 'true';
     }
}

#36915 - 02/01/04 06:23 AM Re: Cnn I hate you: story of spam, the ftc, and uses of hacking  
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Ahhh thank you for the formula Sin_tax it is all so clear now!!


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#36916 - 02/02/04 06:07 PM Re: Cnn I hate you: story of spam, the ftc, and uses of hacking  
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#36917 - 02/02/04 07:40 PM Re: Cnn I hate you: story of spam, the ftc, and uses of hacking  
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wow code to show human ignorance, and intelligence...that's like...a sudo a.i. I wonder if a c translator/compiler with a bit of tweaking could refine that into working code. With a bit more work into a Trojan, then since the hacker community in a majority now seems to condone mostly unethical behavior of sorts, being so much different from many years ago 10-20 just about now. Then that Trojan could be used in sorts as a hacker echelon to watch for uses on news sites. heh, but then that defies the need, because we become the word we hate. Meh, in short like you said sin there is no out for the loop. Were fucked, unless by some chance a 80's/90's type of movie inspired alien race lands on earth, and changes the way we understand/live life forever.

Otherwise...yea...were pretty much fucked. This applies to so much more then this topic, were fucked...yea...were fucked.


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The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

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