[olug] Portknocker (from OLUG mtg/presentation)

Jay Swackhamer Jay at RebootTheUser.com
Mon Jun 7 18:03:39 UTC 2004

Giving the 2600 group a bad image.............

US wardriver pleads guilty to Wi-Fi hacks
In a rare wireless hacking conviction, a Michigan man entered a guilty
plea last Friday in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina for his
role in a scheme to steal credit card numbers from the Lowe's chain of
home improvement stores by taking advantage of an unsecured Wi-Fi network
at a store in suburban Detroit.

While the hackers took in a film, Lowe's network security team poured over
log files and found the bugged program, which had collected only six
credit card numbers.
Botbyl and Timmins, known online as "noweb4u" and "itszer0" respectively,
are part of the Michigan 2600 hacker scene - an informal collection of
technology aficionados.

They replaced the tcpcredit program, and only managed to grab six credit
card numbers? On a chain that large?

You said the thing was supposed to work.

Well, technically it did work.

No it didn't!

It did not work, Michael, ok?!

Ok! Ok!


Ok! Ok! I must have, I must have put a decimal point in the wrong place
or something. I always do that. I always mess up some mundane

> <quote who="Jay Hannah">
> [snipped]
>> Dude, the CIA bugged the tables at that food court long ago. Y'all need
>> to move. Since Tenet resigned today maybe you'd squeeze through the net
>> for a couple more meetings, but I wouldn't chance it if I where you.
>> The Patriot Act probably has a 2600 clause in there somewhere, you'll
>> be classified as enemy combatants and held w/o representation @
>> Guantanamo indefinately.... Then who would put all those InstallFest
>> posters up? -grin-
> Seriously, here are some links to clear the air regarding the CIA 'issue':
> http://www.2600.com/secret/pc.html
> http://www.2600.com/secret/
> http://www.2600.com/meetings/guidelines.html
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Jay Swackhamer
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