More It sucks to Be
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 21:06:16 -0800
From: Sylpher "§"
Subject: a friend and a problem
I was wandering if you could help me
with somethin. a friend of mine thinks her boyfriend id cheatin
on her, how she knows is kinda a long story, but i was wandering
if you could help me get her boyfriends password to his email
or at least tell me a way i can read it to see if he is. i dont
wanna do anything mean or anything just see if he is cause he
was tellin her bout all these letters from these girls hes gettin
then he said he gave her his password and when she tried it,
it didnt work and he was like what do you think im gonna let
you read them and started laughing so can you help me? i know
his email is at yahoo and she is gonna give me his log in name
anything you could do to help would be appertiated
Carolyn replies: Sigh, yet another
person who imagines that computer crime can solve problems of
the heart. The guy in question is obviously a jerk, and if this
girl's "friend" uses computer crime to see just how
much of a jerk that guy is, he's a jerk, too. Speaking of which,
check out this next email...
Date: 29 Mar 2000 12:21:02 -0800
Good Afternoon Carolyn!
I found your name and email address on the internet. I am
even newbie-er than your usual newbie, and I am going to type
those dreaded words!......I need your help! I was reading the
newsletter & found it all very interesting and am even going
to give it all a try. In the meantime, though, I am in a situation
where I really need to act fast (very fast).
If I give you an email address, could you assist me in doing
one of 2 things: 1. break the code & get the password (was
that the right phrasology "break the code"! HA HA)
or 2. instruct me on how to get in?
Without going into too much detail, I very much need to see
what's going on in this email account. This chick is stalking
me because I am now dating (probably marrying) a guy she broke
up with over 2 years ago. It's time I turned the tables on her
-- I think she's sending out little "love" messages
to my guy & I just cannot have that.
Anyway, that's more than you needed to hear, I'm sure, however,
I am foreever grateful for your guidance.
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 05:42:33 -0800
From: "Richard Bininya"
Okay this is sickening...
A. a *!*.org is reserved for NON-PROFIT sites
B. Linux is not the "primo" attack OS
C. BSD is
D. That stupid Pi thing is so g*** ****ed unoriginal it's frightening
E. However that source is, it has to be most l3470 n3370 thing
I've ever seen I wish i could be just like you. But then again
I'll stick to Z-80 ASM
F. If it turns out that it is a punishable offense for using
a *!*.org for profit, then I will be sure to notify attrition.org
since you and them seem to be good buddies.
G. Most importantly, If I remember the source code correctly,
the NYTimes Hack was spawned by you. You were the one condoning
illegal acts, and were the one who got the group pissed off enough
to nail; a high profile target. So it wasn't the book that did
it, it was the way you managed to piss off everyone you collaborated
with on the book.
H. Also, you are not a member of the Hacker community, I checked
around, everyone thinks you're a "dumbass" or "idiot".
Sorry, but it happens, especially when you screw with a bunch
of cool, and rather docile guys like the guys at attrition.org.
Who have not only avoided legal activity, they have even avoided
political activity. They are by far some of the most docile people
on the net.
I. And if you think this is just hate mail, it's not. It's constructive
criticism. I really do hate to see people feed disinformation
to the public. A really do wish you would take the time to get
involved in the subject you research, before you get all hyped
up on your own "1337ness". Your books sucked. They
were error filled and uninformative. Please take the time to
stop acting like UNIX experts visit your site. only idiots with
winboxes take the time to visit your site. not to mention a true
unix expert is extremely hard to locate.
Anyways, I do hope you get around to fixing these problems,
it would be such a wasted life if you never did. And I am a true
believer that all people have an isaciable need to do something
good that gives meaning to their life before they die. And so
far your books have been couterproductive in that goal. you have
served to undermine the legitimacy, of the growing politically
active underground. Thanks to the combined efforts of 2600 l0pht
cDc and attrition, the populace of the world is finally waking
up to the injustices that e-commerce has unleashed upon the internet.
And when I look upon a domain bearing the .org I am reminded
that these sites are all that's left of a day, when the internet,
was meant to be a free exchange of information, and not a flee
market for peddlers liek yourself. Your site is bad enough, but
to dirty the meaning of the .org is far beyond redeemable. I
truly do feel sorry for you if you read this letter and throw
it away thinking I'm just another disillusioned youth. I've been
actively involved in the legitmizing of the underground for over
three years. To see you mock this noble cause with the fluff
you publish, and the way you distort the *!*.org is truly a sickening
I wish you find the flaws in your path, and rectify them.
PS I don't want to have to send you to /dev/null/ hehehe (j/k)
Carolyn replies: Presumably this
guy accidentally sent that email three days early. He must have
meant it as an April Fool's joke. If he by any chance is serious,
he's welcome to prove his claims by figuring out how to compile
a few exploits on any type of BSD box and use them to deface
the Happy Hacker web site. He has my permission -- go ahead,
prove yourself, Openfly!
March 23 edition of "It
sucks to be me" -- >