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The Planet's Most Moronic Hacker 849

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the more-31337-than-31337 dept.
RawGutts writes "This is the story of "bitchchecker" (the hacker) a user who lost it because he thought he had been kicked of an IRC channel by "Elch". The hacker comes back on the channel threatening to hack and ruin Elch's machine, and dares Elch to give his IP address. The address given was 127.0.0.1. "
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The Planet's Most Moronic Hacker

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  • Bash.org? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Ninwa (583633) <jbleau@gmail.com> on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:01AM (#12357941) Homepage Journal
    Sounds rather familiar to me...
    • by Ford Prefect (8777)
      Sounds rather familiar to me...

      I think the problem's more that it's been done so many times before.

      To add a bit of variation, the more clueful admin could have given a joke hostname, like one some wit at my university set up many years ago...

      warez.mcc.ac.uk - "loads of stuff, but I've got it all already!"
    • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @10:10AM (#12359361)
      This kind of shit gets posted, when so many good articles get shitcanned? What the fuck barbeque?

      This story reminds me of this one time when this script kiddie asked me for my IP address and I told him 127.0.0.1! Oh wait, that's because it's the same fucking story! That's because everyone has seen this done or done it themselves once in their fucking life, and nobody fucking cares.

      Let me tell you another story. This one time, I was at a coffee shop, and the girl making the coffee was hot, and she said something to me, and my response was witty and cute, and she laughed and it was funny and it made me feel cool. Then I drank my coffee, went home, and masturbated.

      NEWSFLASH: Nobody fucking cares!

      BT

      Teg Teg, tell him about the time you were witty!
      • by Mr. Cancelled (572486) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @11:53AM (#12360806)
        NEWSFLASH: Nobody fucking cares!

        bitchecker?? Isat u?
      • Serious (Score:5, Insightful)

        by Mr. Underbridge (666784) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @01:16PM (#12361820)
        This story reminds me of this one time when this script kiddie asked me for my IP address and I told him 127.0.0.1! Oh wait, that's because it's the same fucking story! That's because everyone has seen this done or done it themselves once in their fucking life, and nobody fucking cares.

        Sure, everybody has. But how many times has said kid actually gone through with it and nuked his damn box? Assuming story is true, of course.

        Other problems with your post:

        This kind of shit gets posted, when so many good articles get shitcanned? What the fuck barbeque?

        If you expect good articles on slashdot, you're in the wrong damned place. This is where self-righteous losers come to discuss the latest Apple MHz bump, or how some administrative oversight is proof of America's descent into totalitarianism, or the latest shitty Star Trek/Wars/Buffy show. Oh, and trolls like me who like to screw with them.

        So why the hell are you here? Nice post, by the way.

    • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @11:04AM (#12360179)
      You've obviously never taken a class in postmodernism. If you carefully deconstruct the events, you'd be able to see past the obvious and get to the essence of the real story. 127.0.0.1 is the loopback address. Loopback is simply a synonym for "myself." Our antihero protagonist was therefore attacked by himself. His reactions, however, show that he was unaware this was a self referential occurence. He is clearly blocking that knowledge from his conscious. It seems likely that he is therefore suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. This is a fascinating psychological study of the protagonist as antagonist. And you completely missed it.
      • by Shaper_pmp (825142) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @11:29AM (#12360492)
        Really? I understood the whole episode to be a superbly-constructed allegory on the ultimately self-destructive nature of violent antisocial behaviour, with a side-moral on the dangers of hubris and the essential importance of external affirmation as an error-preventative strategy... or something... :-\

        (Yeah, ok, I used to date a Lit Crit major. And you've obviously never handed in a paper on Postmodernism, either - your post was a feasible, intelligible and practically credible treatise. This is Postmodernism - You don't get points for being right, you know, just for being clever [catalog.com]).
  • by soapbox (695743) * on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:01AM (#12357945)

    Life imitates art (or else some would-be "author" copies Illiad):

    Another reason [userfriendly.org] people should read Userfriendly.org [userfriendly.org].

    • by GodHead (101109) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:39AM (#12358331) Homepage
      "Another reason people should read Userfriendly.org."

      That makes one reason.
    • by taniwha (70410) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @12:42PM (#12361409) Homepage Journal
      Back during the start of the never-ending 'Net vs. Scientology online war the Scientology lawyers went after Keith Henson, they had him in a deposition [whyaretheydead.net] one of the things was that they were trying to find out who was running the ftp server at 127.0.0.1 - seems Keith had joked on usenet about how many of scientology's secrets (probably the space alien stuff) were there, the scientologists had looked there and sure enough they were - Mr Henson was recorded by the court reporter as 'laughing hysterically'

      Of course this is the same deposition where they tried to find out the real name of that evil 'majordomo' who was running all those anti-scientology mailing lists

  • Oh nooo (Score:5, Funny)

    by maztuhblastah (745586) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:02AM (#12357954) Journal
    Aggggh!! He's hax0r3ed my computer... I have the same IP... he was using my machine!!!
  • by Badgerman (19207) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:02AM (#12357955)
    Trying to deal with an idiot on IRC. The server maintainer told him to try our alternate server at 127.0.0.1. And to keep trying because sometimes it was hard to get in.

    Never saw him again.
    • Anyone else remember warez.phantom.com? It was a DNS entry (duh) that resolved to 127.0.0.1. Very useful to fool the newbies.

      HEY! This guy has all of my files!!!
      • by Ford Prefect (8777)
        Anyone else remember warez.phantom.com?

        No, but I found one which still works [slashdot.org]...

        I think the moral of this story is that all jokes done with 127.0.0.1 have been done before - in your case, you beat me by a whole four minutes with a near-identical punchline...
      • Re:warez.phantom.com (Score:4, Interesting)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @09:00AM (#12358506)
        $ dig warez.mcc.ac.uk

        ; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> warez.mcc.ac.uk
        ;; global options: printcmd
        ;; Got answer:
        ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 20043
        ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 3

        ;; QUESTION SECTION:
        ;warez.mcc.ac.uk. IN A

        ;; ANSWER SECTION:
        warez.mcc.ac.uk. 3600 IN A 127.0.0.1

        ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
        mcc.ac.uk. 2895 IN NS utserv.mcc.ac.uk.
        mcc.ac.uk. 2895 IN NS curlew.cs.man.ac.uk.
        mcc.ac.uk. 2895 IN NS gannet.scg.man.ac.uk.

        ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
        utserv.mcc.ac.uk. 2895 IN A 130.88.200.6
        curlew.cs.man.ac.uk. 11579 IN A 130.88.13.7
        gannet.scg.man.ac.uk. 43500 IN A 130.88.94.110

        ;; Query time: 201 msec
        ;; SERVER: 64.182.4.32#53(64.182.4.32)
        ;; WHEN: Wed Apr 27 07:57:21 2005
        ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 186
      • by Ruzty (46204) <rusty&mraz,org> on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @09:44AM (#12359014) Journal
        I used to give out an address that led to some servers at the FBI. I admin'ed several hundred domain names at the time and made various entries under different domains all pointed at such well watched US government servers.

        I rarely saw the results of what happened when men in dark suits came knocking at their door, but my imagination was satisfaction enough.
    • by kin_korn_karn (466864) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @09:06AM (#12358560) Homepage
      I used to change channel topics to read "User Op Day! Press ALT-F4 For Ops!" and watch half the channel drop :)
  • by gowen (141411) <gwowen@gmail.com> on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:02AM (#12357957) Homepage Journal
    That this is a hoax. It's simply not feasible.
    • by sgant (178166)
      this story has been out for a while and let's face it, this isn't real. While it's funny, it's just not real.

      Come on...
      • by Tassach (137772) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @09:12AM (#12358624)
        Oh, I think it is real. There are a lot of clueless wannabe script kiddies out there who are too idiotic to know what 127.0.0.1 is
        • by re-Verse (121709) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @10:41AM (#12359875) Homepage Journal
          Heh - sorry that you think its real. Thinking its reals says that you beleive there are programs that for some reason slowly erase drives, counting from the highest to lowest "35% of files on your G drive are gone" counting down until he logs out. Its a dramatic effect leading to a punchline, but its not really how things work :)

          Its a funny little fiction, written by someone who knows enough to know that 127.0.0.1 is a loopback, but who maybe doesn't know enough to make his story more plausible... if thats what he is going for. I don't think he really was, and its more meant as a good funny chunk of internet lore/fable, on a situation many of us common to IRC have seen.
    • by LarsWestergren (9033) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:10AM (#12358047) Homepage Journal
      That this is a hoax. It's simply not feasible.

      What? No, no, that is not possible. They have a chatlog as evidence and everything! And it is on the frontpage of Slashdot so you KNOW it has to be true.
    • Well it is feasible. Script kiddies have downloaded all these cool little programs that break into their systems without any understanding on how computers or the internet work. They think their are Hot Stuff because they found the programs to break and screw with the computer. And it is probably very easy for them to get in because their local IP address is on the other side of the firewall (hardware and software). Plus because he is such a bad lier, I am sure he beleaves the junk he hears from other kid
    • Exactly. How in the world is it possible to be so stupid to think that someone would honestly help him out in hacking their computer?
      • by TrixX (187353)

        Never, EVER, underestimate human stupidity.

        If you still are underestimating it, work for a couple of days at a tech support line, and come back.

    • by IPFreely (47576) <mark@mwiley.org> on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:19AM (#12358118) Homepage Journal
      There are a few real world instances related to this. Maybe not as severe as the story.

      quotes [bash.org]
      More quotes [qdb.us]

    • by FidelCatsro (861135) <fidelcatsro AT gmail DOT com> on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:21AM (#12358142) Journal
      Reminds me of a time i was on irc once , this guy stormed into the room shouting and threatening to hack everyones computers (aparently he had been banned the night before).
      So i did a whois and a few other things and found out he was using windows.
      It was fairly obvious that at best the guy was a skript kiddie and had hardly any knowlidge of the system .So i said "hey mate i just hacked your system"
      he mutterd some obscenitys and not so polietly asked me to prove it .
      So i said to him to type msconfig in a command prompt(i still have some working knowlidge of windows).

      He then continue to mutter obscenitys about this having already been there , i decided to elaborate and told him i had installed two services as proof of my skill , those were RPC and messenger(this was a few years back) . He started becoming increasingly disturbed so i went for the kill and had a freind who uses windows to netsend him a message(he had forgoten to mask his ip) and in the message it said," the only way to remove the ""Virus was to deselect the rpc service and reboot" .
      A few moments later a ping timeout message and the guy was never heard from again.
      • You can netsend with Samba, you know :)
      • by Krach42 (227798) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @09:39AM (#12358932) Homepage Journal
        I once got a story posted on my personal webpage by some guy who was complaining that he was being attacked by my computer on an IRC channel. I was like "I'm running OpenBSD, that's ridiculous."

        Then I started finding evidence. You know, that was the first time I'd ever heard about the system immutable flag in OpenBSD. They screwed with my /etc/pf.conf made the last rules allow everything, and then slapped on a big system immutable on it.

        So, when I actually had noticed the problem with my /etc/pf.conf before even getting the story, I was like, well easy enough to fix that. Now write out to disk. Hm... write-protected... well, just override that. What do you MEAN denied? I'M FREAKING ROOT!

        Now, I system immutable flag all my important files that I don't want to change if some script kiddy does happen to get into my OpenBSD box.
    • by mykepredko (40154) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:31AM (#12358258) Homepage
      I volunteer at a local high school helping a teacher explain introductory programming and interfacing using a Microchip PIC MCU. Last year, we had a kid that told us that he should just be given the credit because he was so good with computers.

      The kid was, of course, an idiot. He could never get an assignment done because, in his words, it was too easy and beneath him. A sample assignment that he couldn't do would be to flash an LED once per second by writing an application in C - my version of the program was about 8 lines long.

      After a sit down trying to level set him and tell him he wasn't as smart as he thought he was, he berated me and the teacher and told us that he was going to show us how good he was and trash our systems. I told him go for it, as I had a router firewall as well as a software firewall on my PC at home.

      He asked for my IP and wrote "127.0.0.1" carefully on his hand.

      The school didn't see him for a week and when he came in, he accused me that to stop him from hacking my computer, I hacked his. His parents were pretty agitated because the home computer was trashed and they wanted to bring a lawsuit against me.

      We explained to the parents that 127.0.0.1 was the local PC's IP address and any attacks directed against this IP would actually be on the launching computer. We told them to go to a computer store and confirm what we were saying. We never heard back from the parents and the kid never returned to the class.

      I've told a few people that if they want to show off how good they are, let's see them hack my computer at 127.0.0.1 over the years (it's in "123 Robot Experiments for the Evil Genius") and 60% of the time they've gotten the joke immediately. For the remainder, except for this one time, everybody else has figured it out before damage was done.

      myke
    • Of course it's almost certainly a hoax, but these are always fun to read. If you ever played EverQuest, there's a very similar bit about the clueless ebayer [ancarett.com] who thought the game would be easy as long as you yelled at people a lot ;-)
    • by doublem (118724) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:41AM (#12358344) Homepage Journal
      No one ever went bankrupt overestimating the stupidity of the American public.

      The moment you use the rationale "People aren't that stupid" to say why something can't happen, they you've already lost the argument. :)

      People buy things from Spam and give out their personal details in response to bulk e-mail. I'm sorry, but many people are dumb as rocks.

      Besides, we already know what 127.0.0.1 is, but how's a novice to know this, if all they know of computers is what they've picked up in a few weeks of experimenting?

      I don't find this implausible at all. Even the fact that the "hacker" never made the connection between their hack attempts and being disconnected is consistent with what I've seen of human nature. I used to have an employee who blew five fuses on her UPS and didn't realize that it happened every time she plugged her space heater into the UPS!

      I had her plug the Space Heater into the wall, and the UPS stopped blowing fuses.
      • My personal favorite:

        I do alot of rollouts. Barely IT work at all, the guy who mops the control center floor at NASA doesn't get to claim to be an astronaut or rocket scientist either. But the worst rollout ever, was for a public school system.

        This public school system was more ghetto than most, by rollout, I mean maybe replacing 3-5 of the PCs in labs that had 20 (so there was always a mix of crap systems), maybe only half the computer lab rooms in any one building. And often, things would never be scheduled right, so we were told to go in the rooms even during class, and just be quiet, teachers knew we'd be there, wasn't a problem.

        Being ghetto, the kids weren't expected to do real schoolwork, and would goof off. Porn sites, gambling, all the stupidest shit you've ever seen. Well, 20 minutes into this, almost done setting it all up, this black girl screams, "Oh my god, it say I won a million dollar, is it fo real!?!". A stupid spammy popup of course, but she had no critical thinking skills, nor had anyone ever bothered to tell her how much spam like this was out there. No big deal right, she's a kid?

        So, me being the fool that I am, I try to explain to her what it is, not sarcastic or anything. Really. Can't remember how I worded it, but the tone of my voice was such that I was trying my best not to sound like I was patronizing, nor like I was making fun of her. Before I had even finished the one sentence, the cow-like teacher was "How do you know, she might have won something, you jus don want her to win." As the teacher waddled over to the computer screen, I shut up, she didn't bother to follow up with a tirade, and I finished up as soon as possible. Got the hell out of there.
  • Dilbert story (Score:3, Informative)

    by martin (1336) <<maxsec> <at> <gmail.com>> on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:02AM (#12357963) Journal
    Wasn't this a Dilbert strip from a while back featuring Alice as the sysadmin.....??
  • by karmaflux (148909) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:03AM (#12357972)
    so that I can remove it in my preferences.
  • My URL. (Score:5, Informative)

    by jellomizer (103300) * on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:04AM (#12357981)
    It is the same reason for my URL I gibe http://localhost:8080 figuring some one will see that port 8080 is open on there system (probably from a failed attempt to get apache working) and start hacking it. If sucessfull they broke into their computer. As for the most moronic hacker I have seen worse threates. Like "My Dad owns the internet and he will have you band, then you will be sorry"
  • Slashdotted (Score:5, Informative)

    by Manan Shah (808049) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:05AM (#12357985)
    Here is a cache:

    Something nice I read on www.stophiphop.de (got pointed there by a comment on www.macguardians.de) is this nice story of a hacker: http://www.beast.mos-worlds.de/modules/new...php?s toryid=184 (site might be down, quite a lot of people are reading this).

    In case you don't speak german (just as this hacker), I've tried a little translation to english. I might have made some spelling errors, but the original spelling wasn't perfect either. The guy really said "buy buy" in the german version. I've posted this on the forum on http://www.desertcombat.com before, so if this looks familiar, might be the same. I've corrected some mistakes and put the < > back to the right version (The DC forum does not support them). All censoring was done by this particular forum here.
    Notice that in germany we get DST earlier than in the US.

    The story starts (I'm shortcutting here) with an [Please control your cussing] insulting everyone on the IRC channel. Most people there believed it was rather funny, but it got even more funny. For information: The dangerous hacker is called bitchchecker and the one being hacked and original author of the comments, who is talking here, is known as Elch. 127.0.0.1 is always the IP-adress of the computer you're currently using, any request there will return to your computer.

    QUOTE
    * bitchchecker (~java@euirc-a97f9137.dip.t-dialin.net) Quit (Ping timeout#)
    * bitchchecker (~java@euirc-61a2169c.dip.t-dialin.net) has joined #stopHipHop
    <bitchchecker> why do you kick me
    <bitchchecker> can't you discus normally
    <bitchchecker> answer!
    <Elch> we didn't kick you
    <Elch> you had a ping timeout: * bitchchecker (~java@euirc-a97f9137.dip.t-dialin.net) Quit (Ping timeout#)
    <bitchchecker> what ping man
    <bitchchecker> the timing of my pc is right
    <bitchchecker> i even have dst
    <bitchchecker> you banned me
    <bitchchecker> amit it you son of a bitch
    <HopperHunter|afk> LOL
    <HopperHunter|afk> shit you're stupid, DST^^
    <bitchchecker> shut your mouth WE HAVE DST!
    <bitchchecker> for two weaks already
    <bitchchecker> when you start your pc there is a message from windows that DST is applied.
    <Elch> You're a real computer expert
    <bitchchecker> shut up i hack you
    <Elch> ok, i'm quiet, hope you don't show us how good a hacker you are ^^
    <bitchchecker> tell me your network number man then you're dead
    <Elch> Eh, it's 129.0.0.1
    <Elch> or maybe 127.0.0.1
    <Elch> yes exactly that's it: 127.0.0.1 I'm waiting for you great attack
    <bitchchecker> in five minutes your hard drive is deleted
    <Elch> Now I'm frightened
    <bitchchecker> shut up you'll be gone
    <bitchchecker> i have a program where i enter your ip and you're dead
    <bitchchecker> say goodbye
    <Elch> to whom?
    <bitchchecker> to you man
    <bitchchecker> buy buy
    <Elch> I'm shivering thinking about such great Hack0rs like you
    * bitchchecker (~java@euirc-61a2169c.dip.t-dialin.net) Quit (Ping timeout#)

    What happened is clear: That guy entered his own IP-Adress in his mighty Hack-Tool and crashed his own PC. This way, the attack on my PC was a failure. I was already starting to think that I did not have to worry, but a good hacker never calls it a day. Two minutes later he returned.

    QUOTE
    * bitchchecker (~java@euirc-b5cd558e.dip.t-dialin.net) has joined #stopHipHop
    <bitchchecker> dude be happy my pc crashed otherwise you'd be gone
    <Metanot> lol
    <Elch> bitchchecker: Then try hacking me again... I still have the same IP: 127.0.0.1
    <bitchchecker> you're so stupid man
    <bitchchecker> say buy buy
    <Metanot> ah, [Please control your cussing] off
    <bitchchecker> buy buy elch
    * bitchchecker (~java@euirc-b5cd558e.dip.t-dialin.net) Quit (Ping timeout#)

    There was
  • by ChrisPaget (229422) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:08AM (#12358018)
    I call my main work machine "localhost". Confuses the hell out of a surprising number of people and programs...:)
  • sanity check (Score:5, Interesting)

    by evenprime (324363) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:08AM (#12358021) Homepage Journal
    I think everyone who writes sploits should include a small quiz at the front. If the script kiddie is dumb enough to not know that 127.0.0.1 is a loopback address, they should not be allowed to run the sploit.
  • by tmk (712144) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:09AM (#12358029)
    Mirandas experience with 1337-hackers is here [userfriendly.org].

    Does anybody know what happened to Miranda? Will she and AJ ever come together?

  • by whitetiger0990 (852580) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:09AM (#12358035)
    But this just pushes the limit on stupidity! Sometimes I wonder if these people are even human. I mean come on, how did he even get on IRC?

    Well if anyone wants to hack me my domain name is: localhost
  • by Patman (32745) <[pmgeahan-slashd ... [thepatcave.org]> on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:09AM (#12358036) Homepage
    ...that anyone who posts a ten-year-old joke as news should be calling anyone else a moron.

    Seriously, this or things like it have been around since the idea of a loopback was presented. There's got to be at least a dozen posts to bash.org with the joke, it's used on IRC at least daily, and as others have pointed out, it's previosuly been in UF and Dilbert.
    It's like Taco just figured out loopbacks, and he's all proud.
  • article mirror (Score:3, Informative)

    by TMW2N (157210) * on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:11AM (#12358055)
    the article was VERY slow when i looked, so i'm mirroring it here

    http://www.georgiagrrl.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/hack er .htm
  • Before (Score:5, Insightful)

    by kevin_conaway (585204) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:19AM (#12358124) Homepage
    All you clowns start bitching about how this isn't news or this has been around for a while, I've got one word (well really a contraction) for you: Don't.

    Not everyone has seen it and even if you have, its a joke, its funny, laugh. Most of us are at work and its nice to get some humor in the day.
  • by rathehun (818491) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:26AM (#12358197) Homepage
    This is an open letter to Rob and the rest of the editors.

    Please do NOT let the site change into bash.org. I enjoy reading bash.org for certain things, and I enjoy reading slashdot for somethings. If I want bash, I'll go there. If I want slashdot, I point my browser to slashdot.org.


    Now - please look at the stories submitted here. There is one about a fucking snail being faster than an aDSL line. Then there is a 12 year old story about a 127.0.0.1 hacker.


    I realise that you guys are now owned by the OSDL. I realise that you now have ads on. However, don't let the compulsion to feed your advertising revenue overcome your editorial standards. By keeping slashdot focused on actual tech stories, about "Stuff that Matters", you attract a class of reader who is more likely to actually buy the server or the linux product that your advertiser is offering, enabling you to increase the rates that you charge.


    Now I like a good laugh as much as the next person, but this is just lame. On slashdot, the stories themselves don't need to be funny, it's the people who post who make it funny. Granted, the beowulf cluster jokes are getting a bit old. ;).


    C'mon guys, be strong, stand up to your sponsors.


    R.

    • by cowscows (103644) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @09:25AM (#12358750) Journal
      Grow up man.

      I thought the snail data transfer article was pretty damn amusing. This hacker one, less so, but humor is generally pretty hit or miss.

      Slashdot is about a lot of things, one of those being tech news, another being tech humor. There's icons for humor, there's big bold headlines giving you an idea what an article is about. Skim those, and skip what you don't like. That's how it has worked for years. YEARS!

      Having a little fun doesn't diminish the quality of the other articles. Go to any news source, they've always got quirky stories lying around somewhere. It doesn't devalue the rest of the content, it's just there because some people like to read it.

      Don't pretend like your time is so precious and scarce that you can't be bothered filtering out what you're not interested in. Slashdot is in no way an efficient way to get good news.
  • *Cracker*, dammit! (Score:5, Informative)

    by Mirk (184717) <.ku.gro.rolyatekim. .ta. .todhsals.> on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:27AM (#12358213) Homepage
    The Planet's Most Moronic Hacker

    No, darn it all to heck, this person is not the planet's most moronic hacker [catb.org] He is the planet's most moronic cracker [catb.org].

    • by Psychotext (262644) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @09:23AM (#12358734)
      Actually, you're both wrong.

      This person is the planet's most moronic SCRIPT KIDDIE.
    • by Gulthek (12570) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @09:48AM (#12359068) Homepage Journal
      Sorry, while I do disagree with the negative connotation that has been atrributed to "hacker," I have to say that "cracker" is, putting it mildly, extremely lame. Rather than trying to force 99% of the population to conform to your vocabulary, just think of a new word for what you call hacker. Please don't make it rhyme.
    • by Cyno (85911) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @09:53AM (#12359129) Journal
      There's no need to get all racist about it. So what if he's white. He's just an idiot.
  • It's a translation (Score:5, Informative)

    by dtfinch (661405) * on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:30AM (#12358245) Journal
    Originally in German. [pilgerer.org]
  • by Ezza (413609) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:33AM (#12358272)
    Back in the early days of IRC when everybody used dial up (and most people thought a firewall was something your car had), a lot of people had really crappy modems with badly written firmware (usually winmodems).

    Anyway, when someone started acting like that idiot in the story on IRC, daring people to hack their machine or whatever, I'd say "OK" and send them a ping with the payload:

    +++ATH0^M

    And half the time, they'd suddenly leave the channel and come back a few minutes later complaining about their ISP or their phone line or something.

    And I'd just be quietly giggling to myself.

    It was really fun because the arrogance/stupidity of these kinds of kiddies on IRC was directly proportional to the likelyhood of them having a crap modem that would fall for that...

  • by Megane (129182) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:38AM (#12358315) Homepage
    warez.bofh.org.uk
    warez.satanic.org
    warez.cybernothing.org
    warez.dsnet.com
    warez.opus1.com
    aNd m4nI m03r!!!!!11!!@!@ [bofh.net]

    How 2 ma3k yuor 0wnzor w4r3z sYt3!!!!11!@! [opus1.com]

    (Note to mods: RTFL before modding me down)

  • by bitchchecker (879351) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:46AM (#12358386)
    my puter kept crashing!... I can hack all of you...i dare you to give me your ip Address if you dont il'll have my dad band you from our information superhighway!...we own it! suckers!! n e wayz, i dare you to post your ip, i hack soo fast you can't know what i did. you all pussies hahahahaaa...i can hack all of youi 127.0.01ers onl;y pussies use firewalls...turn it off and we fight
  • by dcigary (221160) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @08:53AM (#12358443) Homepage
    ...something I pulled on a classmate in college.

    Way back in the olden days, we had a VAX/VMS mini that we did all our Computer Science projects on. Being bored one day, I wrote a "Fortune Cookie" program one day that others could include into their login profile to get a random fortune when they log in.

    I decided to mess with a certain person's mind who was dialing in from home to the system (at a blazing 2400baud, mind you). I modified my Fortune code to detect that it was him logging, in, and when he did, it spawned off a new process that would inject random characters onto his screen at random intervals. I put the code in place, and watched the fun.

    We saw him log in, and then log out after about a minute. Then log back in again. And then log out. And then back in again. And then out. After a while, he sent us an email complaining that he couldn't get a clean phone line into the system that evening for the life of him. Hee hee. I don't think we ever fussed up to it.
  • by PatrickThomson (712694) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @09:39AM (#12358928)
    here [127.0.0.1]
  • by krygny (473134) on Wednesday April 27, 2005 @10:15AM (#12359440)

    That's MY IP address!

    SONOFABITCH!!

  • The victim must be a moron himself. I just hacked into 127.0.0.1 myself and the guy's system is still vulnerable. Un-freaking-believable. You would think that after a huge slashdot story about how moronic this guy was, he would fix his system. What an idiot!

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