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Viewpoint: How hackers could decapitate the internet (Anonymous)
BBC News ^ | 26 March 2012 | Alan Woodward

Posted on 03/27/2012 10:47:56 AM PDT by George - the Other

A recent threat, purportedly from the hacker group Anonymous, stated boldly that its members would stop the internet on 31 March ...

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anonymous; hacker; internet; terrorism
Some of my liberal friends praised this group as being representative of the "people." Perhaps some will now see the light.
1 posted on 03/27/2012 10:48:02 AM PDT by George - the Other
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To: George - the Other
"decapitate the internet"

Like that's a bad thing?

2 posted on 03/27/2012 10:50:57 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: George - the Other

Viewpoint: How Army Detachment Steiner can rescue Berlin from Zhukov’s Red Army.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 10:53:36 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: the invisib1e hand
decapitate the internet”

The phone company will be very busy. But, those who are facebook obsessed with be in therapy for a while.

4 posted on 03/27/2012 11:00:53 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Like that’s a bad thing?”

Indeed. Millions of teenagers would have to learn how to talk to people.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 11:03:11 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: George - the Other

Anonymous foe President 2012 Independent


6 posted on 03/27/2012 11:08:55 AM PDT by badpacifist (May the odds be ever in your favor)
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To: Bitsy
But, those who are facebook obsessed with be in therapy for a while.

So will a lot of Freepers who are addicted to daily doses of FR.

7 posted on 03/27/2012 11:15:47 AM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: George - the Other

When is Anonymous going to be treated by the Department of Homeland Security like the terrorist group they really are? Never mind – stupid question. I forgot they fit into the plan to radically change this country, along with their evil spawn Occupy.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 11:21:31 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (You can take an idiot out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of an idiot!)
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To: Maceman

You are so right. Anyone here on a conservative forum that thinks this would be a good thing haven’t really thought this through. Knock out E-Commerce even for a few hours can cost billions. A few days would be a disaster on a Biblical scale.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 11:28:13 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (You can take an idiot out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of an idiot!)
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To: George - the Other

I posted here a few months ago statements by Anonymous that they were going to hack voting Machines in the Nov General election. Leftist talk radio host Mike Malloy used his radio show to ask his listeners to help Anonymous hack the voting machines. I heard him on several occasions myself. Malloy asked listeners to commit a felony and nobody cares. Rush calls someone the “S” word, and all hell breaks loose.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 11:40:43 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (You can take an idiot out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of an idiot!)
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To: George - the Other

Without the Internet, what is Anonymous going to do with himself (themselves)... shout from Mom’s basement how AWESOME he is?


11 posted on 03/27/2012 11:41:07 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Maceman

So will a lot of Freepers who are addicted to daily doses of FR.

Oooooh, you’re right.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 11:50:03 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: George - the Other
I'll be annoyed while I'm waiting for my ham radio to charge to full capacity. At that point, my comms are back. Given this early "heads up", I'll put the rig on the charger ahead of time. Might be a great time to make a visit home to Idaho.
13 posted on 03/27/2012 12:00:48 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Packet!!


14 posted on 03/27/2012 12:31:01 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: George - the Other

I’m not so sure these guys are all they’re cracked (sic) up to be. They do a lot of posturing and preening and grandiose threatening, but then seem to always come up short. I suspect they’re just a bunch of script kiddies that fancy themselves some kind of cloak-and-dagger secret society.


15 posted on 03/27/2012 12:36:52 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Bigh4u2
My packet gear has been mothballed since about 1987. I had a Heathkit TNC with a KISS ROM installed so that I could run the KA9Q NET/NOS code. At that time, I was actively contributing to that code base. I really need to make a trip to HRO to get some more current hardware/software.
16 posted on 03/27/2012 12:43:46 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Yeah...300 baud! Was pretty exciting to connect to someone back then - the thrill is definitely gone! Although FR wouldn’t lose much in text mode at least...


17 posted on 03/27/2012 1:23:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Myrddin
All you need is a sound card and this..


18 posted on 03/27/2012 1:35:03 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: bigbob
Yep. 300 baud is gone. Now you have this..
19 posted on 03/27/2012 1:40:57 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: NavyCanDo
Malloy asked listeners to commit a felony and nobody cares. Rush calls someone the “S” word, and all hell breaks loose.

The difference being that millions of people know who Rush Limbaugh is.

20 posted on 03/27/2012 1:45:37 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

i enjoy the internet;but being 50.have my feet in both worlds.if it does not work,i will go outside like always.maybe peel off a few rounds just to stay sharp.


21 posted on 03/27/2012 2:46:11 PM PDT by robsat61 (no more lexmark)
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To: bigbob
The standard packet modem ran at 1200 baud with a 170 Hz shift. A big improvement over 45.45 baud on the old Model 15. I hand build the loop supplies, demodulator (with 88 mH toroids) and modulator with an Exar chip.

Inside my office, I ran 9600 bps serial between my computers until I could lay my hands on ARCnet boards. I had to port the damn driver for those. Eventually, the Ethernet boards got cheap enough to put some coax connected boards in all the house computers. Messy but fast. The house is all 1 GB Ethernet today. 802.11bgn for the wireless devices.

22 posted on 03/27/2012 5:52:52 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Bigh4u2
Thanks. I'm a big fan of DSP and software defined radio. That hookup has possibilities for a lot more.
23 posted on 03/27/2012 5:56:50 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: George - the Other
A recent threat, purportedly from the hacker group Anonymous, stated boldly that its members would stop the internet on 31 March ...

Well, if the attempt was made, it doesn't seem to have to come to much.

24 posted on 04/02/2012 1:58:18 AM PDT by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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As far as I’m concerned, a Marxist govt would welcome this to facilitate the “justification” of Internet control.


25 posted on 04/02/2012 2:00:58 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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