Linux – Justice Grinds Slowly But Eventually Gets Its Hacker

“Austin gained access to server credentials used by an individual associated with the Linux Kernel Organization.
 
Austin used the credentials to access four kernel.org servers located in a Bay Area data center, modified server configurations and installed rootkits and other trojans.”
 
See Florida Man Arrested for Hacking Linux Kernel Organization
This is good news. I hope the court charges this miscreant interest on the time he was roaming freely after the outrageous attack on kernel.org. He undermined confidence in all IT and caused worry and disruption to thousands of kernel developers and billions of users. There should be some dark cold corner of a prison somewhere suitable for his detention for decades. Perhaps in this Year of Trump there will be found a way to give him a slow and painful public execution. Perhaps Trump could balance the budget by charging access to the feed…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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17 Responses to Linux – Justice Grinds Slowly But Eventually Gets Its Hacker

  1. oiaohm says:

    Eucalyptus is very powerful solvent.
    https://www.fgb.com.au/content/about-bosistos-eucalyptus-oil
    Lot of washing products use it.

    Complete another stack of racist stuff. petrol and alcohol in a lot of Australian Aboriginal areas is banned. Not by us by them.

    https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/health/aboriginal-alcohol-consumption
    Something shocking right. Australian aboriginal alcohol consumption is lower than the rest of the Australian population on average. Same with most other drug usage.

    Of course there is a issue here. Australian aboriginals normally have way worse outcomes when they do drink alcohol because due to generations after generations with extremely light drinks there bodies not use to anything stronger than quarter of the strength of light beer. So completely legless pure blood native here could have had a little as one drink. Can they drink enough of petrol or alcohol to really stink from it the answer is normally no. So there is a lot of racist stuff spread about them. Yes the Australian aboriginals do have issues but normally not what idiots spread.

    There is a stack of government and independent research data on the real state of Australian aboriginals without having to listen to idiots. Yes those who are following tribal culture in many areas will not touch alcohol at all or have the females beat the living heck out of them. I am not kidding worst punishment from any tribe I know of for native drinking alcohol is being speared that might just kill them under tribal law.
    http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/8.%20Aboriginal%20Customary%20Laws%3A%20Recognition%3F/arguments-recognition-aboriginal-customary-l
    Yes shocking right getting speared as punishment and it kills them its there Customary Law and legal. Yes possible death plenty for being a drunk kinda explains why its lower in their population.

    Sorry so another not properly fact check thing. Australian government and other independents have correctly collected the data attempting to work out how to address the problems. With the numbers of problems don’t need any racist garbage.

  2. dougman says:

    Eucalyptus is a deodorant, you should try it sometime, as Aborigines stank!

    For example, people tell me that Aboriginals in Australia are shits who beg for money, and they always have the worst odor ever! Kinda like a mix of body odor, petrol, alcohol and poo.

  3. oiaohm says:

    Native mix of waterproof glue? I would like to know what you removed this gunk off with, if not water, as water will not remove waterproof glue.

    http://www.eucalyptusoil.com/technical-information?id=54:what-is-eucalyptus-oil&catid=6
    Also a flavour and fragrance and a strong solvent and penetrating oil
    Australia has a lot of native plant solvents that are used in lots of things and are registered as perfectly safe to use on human skin.

    Hopefully you are aware, obviously you are not, that MSDS lists solvents as cancerous when applied to your skin.
    http://www.emuridge.com.au/shop/eucalyptus-soap-rectangle-packaged/
    You can buy premade soaps containing the solvents you need to remove the Australian native blacking coating off skin. So removing the native waterproof glue is solvent(yes leaves of particular plants contain solvents), soap of some form(yes we have plants who leaves are soap) and water.

    Why not the soap on own is when hunting soap at times is used to kill fish for easy kill by native culture. So when using backing coating you may need to move though soap containing water. So they design mixes that are in fact very stubborn if you don’t know what you are doing. Of course a lot of native usage is leaves containing solvent to break up glue followed by leaving/other items containing soap then follow with water and basically get remove of the blacking mix.

    If you do enough research you will find the different Australian native waterproof glues and solvents have MSDS listings and are not known cancer agents. In fact the biggest risk is the charcoal base not the solvent or the glue used in Australian native waterproof glues.

    Different tribes use different glues yes using the wrong solvent to attempt to get it off can make it harder to get it off. So you don’t use a native skin blacking mix that you don’t know what it is. Even then you normal test a small area dot with planned removal solvent to make sure it right.

    What kind of idiot are you there are tones of different solvents used in soaps and bath products that are not cancerous at all.

    I’m not the one, going around dancing as a dandified coon, with shoe polish on my face.
    That is a pure without a question a racist statement. I never had shoe polish on my face. The proper stuff is safe.

    Now a idiot putting shoe polish on skin deserves to be laughed at and it not particular safe due to the solvents involved. Painting you body with Australian native water proof blacking mix and going and swimming with freshwaters crocs will result in you not getting nipped. So there is a survival usage to this stuff as well. Thinking dances in Australian native culture lot of them include hunting and other survival skills.

    So blackfaced in Australian native culture as part of dances is perfectly normal. Being blackfaced when hunting can also be perfectly normal.

    So was this oil pumped from the outback, refined in your own still?
    There is more than one source of oil. Someone has completely forgot natural oils that comes from plants and animals and the solvents they contain.

    Basically you have totally no understand of different cultural usages or what nature down right provides.

  4. dougman says:

    “Sorry you are racist big time.”

    I’m not the one, going around dancing as a dandified coon, with shoe polish on my face.

    “Correct stuff is charcoal mixed with a native mix of water proof glue with native mix of solvent to remove it.”

    Native mix of waterproof glue? I would like to know what you removed this gunk off with, if not water, as water will not remove waterproof glue.

    Native mix of solvent? So was this oil pumped from the outback, refined in your own still? Hopefully you are aware, obviously you are not, that MSDS lists solvents as cancerous when applied to your skin.

  5. oiaohm says:

    Sorry you are racist big time.
    LOL… so how was the KIWI shoe polish?
    Correct stuff is charcoal mixed with a native mix of water proof glue with native mix of solvent to remove it.

    So using shoe polish is incorrect. I have seen rush jobs done when people offer to pay money to see dance and people skip over doing the correct processes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_in_Australia
    Traditional Indigenous Australian dance
    To be truthful dancing Macarena is simple. Dancing to exact step pattern while carrying weapons and if done wrong very unsafe. So you can only take a role in a Traditional Indigenous Australian dance if you know what in heck you are doing.

    You put this in the same class as formation matching with drawn swords for danger level.

    Each person section of a dance is between 50 to 300 steps with matching body positions with correct placement to each other. So these dances are not grab some random person off the street. Besides a bigot like you would have never been taught how to do them.

    Besides that picture you picked is not an Australian aborigine without question. It goes against Australian aborigine culture to have any piercings. Cut scares in some tribes yes but no piercings ever. Basically you just showed you crappy level of racism.

  6. dougman says:

    “dougman this will also kinda throw you head into a loop.”

    Ok….

    “To take part in Australian Aborigine tribal dance I had to cover my self in a black pigment.”

    Oh wow, thanks for the picture. Ham-Dong – the Australian Aborigine!

    “A person was sick person was coming of age they were a person short and I knew enough dance to fill a role.”

    Can you do the Macarena? I am willing to pimp you out for some local gigs here locally.

    “The black pigment is not shoe polish and in one case of rushed job I have seen the result of shoe polish been done body it takes over 2 weeks to get back off. There is a correct way to make a black pigment that washes off reasonably simply if you know what you are doing.”

    LOL… so how was the KIWI shoe polish?

  7. oiaohm says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golliwog
    But did you get your Golliwog yet?
    It was never banned in Australia it never disappeared from Australia.

    Florence Kate Upton design the Golliwog and it being black means if you hand make it the doll hides your mistakes very well. dougman the Golliwog was design as a simple starting doll for doll making. In high school I made a teddy bear apart of home economics if you wanted to make a Golliwog you could have.

    Golliwog is quite a popular basic doll for Australian Aborigines to make in school.

    dougman lets just say this is example of world not be constant.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/is-coon-cheese-really-racist/story-e6freoof-1111117595563
    Welcome to oh-my no. Yes Coon is a real family name and it has been a common racist insult. Yes Coon real family are all white.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coon_cheese Also if you want to laugh look at country of origin some very funny way of avoiding putting Australia at that location.

    dougman we have a lot of words and items that have been miss used in racist ways but have valid meaning and are left be used in Australia. So Coon Cheese and Golliwog products are in that camp. Now words without any valid usage and only have a racist usage are banned.

    So Australian owning a Golliwog is most likely Aborigine. This does bring interesting problem to attempting to ban it. Yes seeing Golliwogs on sale in Australia is confusing to UK, Canada and USA visitors. Most of the USA products using Golliwog images in racist ways were blocked by Australian customs. Yes Australia does have a different culture with a different set of rules on what is acceptable. Most of the time we align but times like Golliwogs and if when talking about hackers we have to use hat is in fact different.

    The racist usage of Golliwog starts in the 1960 due to the fact Golliwog image by the author was released to the public domain. But in the 1960 Australian customs forbid importing those racist usage products into Australia and most of them are still illegal to import.

    So Australia was kinda isolated from the the complete Golliwog mess.

    dougman this will also kinda throw you head into a loop. To take part in Australian Aborigine tribal dance I had to cover my self in a black pigment. A person was sick person was coming of age they were a person short and I knew enough dance to fill a role. Yes lot of the dances require exact number of performers. So this is where you start getting some very big cultural differences. If a Australian Aborigine is light skinned as well for some of these dances they have to cover themselves in black pigment. The black pigment is not shoe polish and in one case of rushed job I have seen the result of shoe polish been done body it takes over 2 weeks to get back off. There is a correct way to make a black pigment that washes off reasonably simply if you know what you are doing. Please note the reasonably simply it is a water proof black pigment that they use when they are swimming to prevent their hands and feet flashing in the water. Blackface very different usage in Australian Aborigine culture something very different to what USA, Canada and UK did with it.

    So you have one area that use Blackface in a cultural insulting way and then when you get to Australia it used by the natives as part of cultural activities. This causes a complete split so native usage is 100 percent not insulting to them yet the USA/UK style usage is insulting leading to the golliwog landing in no mans land so depending on your point of view its either insulting or acceptable.

  8. dougman says:

    But did you get your Golliwog yet?

  9. oiaohm says:

    That’s a very racist thing to say. You’re not part of the clique of Aussies that hate Aborigines are you?
    Sorry welcome to Australia difference. Its nothing uncommon for Australian Aborigines to call non Aborigines white or whitey and their own black or blackly.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/weekend-australian-magazine/no-so-black-and-white/story-e6frg8h6-1226305047298?nk=da3094d0f77929ecc161f4fc663bf485-1473136884

    So black and white are not exactly negative terms here. There are other terms to describe Aborigines that the racist Australians use.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/157460/hacker-hat-colors-explained-black-hats-white-hats-and-gray-hats/
    dougman I just forgot that I have to include the word hat or USA and some other countries people see the black, white and grey bits as possible racist stuff. Since it does not apply in Australian culture we are use to describing hacking actions without the word hat.

    You would call what I did a failure to write international. Not racist because black or white really does not have a racist meaning in Australian culture.

  10. dougman says:

    “Hacker refers to a person … could be black,”

    That’s a very racist thing to say. You’re not part of the clique of Aussies that hate Aborigines are you? Mind you, racism is back in your country because Australia has this idea that we’re so far beyond racism that it’s okay to be racist again.

    Hence the appearance of the Golliwog again.

  11. oiaohm says:

    What is the difference between a “hacker” and a FLOSS evangelist?
    DrLoser lets as a moron question.

    Do FLOSS evangelist have to be a programmer or a developer or tweaker the answer is no. FLOSS evangelist is a title for a person doing FLOSS marketing.

    Hacker refers to a person modify things this could be black, white or grey based on criminal intent. The guy who attacked kernel.org had to be black or grey.

    After all, it was Richard Stallman who started the entire thing.
    This is completely wrong. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software_movement
    Although drawing on traditions and philosophies among members of the 1970s hacker culture and academia

    Richard Stallman might have formalised what was already happening by writing description of what FLOSS was that got accepted and did a lot of marketing to get it accepted. Of course the hacker culture and academia back in the 1970s before Richard Stallman were already following the ideas of FLOSS with disputes.

    Please note in 1981 there is another write up by a different author that is very similar to everything Richard Stallman wrote who disappeared into media obscurity being Bruce Perens. So there is a lot of question if the FLOSS that Richard Stallman writes about is not just coping what Bruce Perens did. Yes the write-up by Bruce Berens was at New York Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Lab. It comes out in a argument in 1997 over the Debian Social Contract where Bruce Perens clearly states its not based on “Three Freedoms (later the Four Freedoms) published by the Free Software” Foundation” and end up referencing the early work result leaving open a question if or if not Richard Stallman invented it at all. In in a place that talks about Debian you brought in something that is a open question in the Debian world of how much did Richard Stallman invent and how much did he just copy that the Debian world just cannot be bothered working out.

    If you want Richard Stallman invention it is “Viral” licensing other and Richard Stallman wrote nothing different to his predecessors that can be found on open source software.

    The history of documents put Bruce Perens as the possible inventor of the FLOSS define that FSF copies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Perens

    Bruce Perens is very straight laced does basically nothing controversial so gets no media coverage. Trolls always presume that everyone following FOSS is interesting in Richard Stallman to be truthful I am way more interested in Bruce Perens as he wrote most of the rules around Debian licensing as well.

    This is a common mistake most Debian users don’t follow Richard Stallman ideas but follow Bruce Perens.

    You can’t patent a patent a credit card number
    Not 100 percent true you cannot patent any part of it now due to it being prior art but before credit card numbers become prior art the format of a credit card number was patented but it now expired. Yes the 4 blocks of 4 numbers with a space or dash was patented. There was a time when you would see forms with the 16 numbers on forms without spaces this was to avoid paying the credit card number patent. Some of the serous DOHs of patenting history and the stupid work around patents have caused.

    What’s the difference between hacking “free software” and hacking, say, a bank account?
    Again grey question. Due to poor define of hacking.

    Black hacking/criminal hacking breaks into bank accounts and other accounts.
    White hacking/legal does software and hardware development that.

    Developers working on the Linux kernel would be performing white hacking on free software. The bugger breaking into the security of the Linux kernel development would be Black hacking. Of course breaking into a bank account is black hacking.

    Hacking has three classification Black, Grey and White all based on how legal and moral the usage is. Skills that white, black and grey hackers have can be used legally or illegally and morally or immorally so it down the the person with the skills to use it right. No different really to give a person a pen or a gun so its how it used.

    Wizard Emeritus
    The hacker potentially purloins from the user of the software (i.e. Robert Pogson).
    This depend on the hacker type a white hacker never would do this. White hackers can teach users how to secure there systems and set-up stuff legally that Robert Pogson has documented doing in the past. So a hacker is both good and bad.

    People not knowing the term hacker always reference it to bad things what is not the case.

  12. DrLoser says:

    No, seriously, Robert.
    What’s the difference between hacking “free software” and hacking, say, a bank account?
    Most peoples’ credit card number is 16 (vaguely ASCII) characters long. That’s 8*16 bits of entropy, otherwise recognisable as 128 bits. Not the greatest security ever, if you think about it, but that’s not my point here.
    You can’t patent a credit card number. You can’t even copyright it.
    See, the thing is, Robert … once you let thieving little gits into the IT world, you let all of them in.
    Do tell. Why should we consider this particular thieving little git more objectionable than, say, you?

  13. Wizard Emeritus says:

    “What is the difference between a “hacker” and a FLOSS evangelist?”

    The difference my dear doctor is obvious.

    The FLOSS evangelist with his insistence that all software should be free for cheapsk…, Er, users like Robert Pogson to enjoy, purloins from the creator of the software.
    The hacker potentially purloins from the user of the software (i.e. Robert Pogson).

  14. DrLoser says:

    Tell me, Robert.
    What is the difference between a “hacker” and a FLOSS evangelist?
    After all, it was Richard Stallman who started the entire thing. And Richard Stallman started it because he purely loathed the entire concept of passwords, let alone “security.”
    Share, examine, purloin, and be free!

  15. dougman says:

    “There should be some dark cold corner of a prison somewhere suitable for his detention for decades.”

    That’s a rather harsh sentence, are you a sadist?

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