Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jun 2011 18:49 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Oh boy, what do we make of this? We haven't paid that much attention to the whole thing as of yet, but with a recent public statement on why they do what they do, I think it's about time to address this thing. Yes, Lulz Security, the hacking group (or whatever they are) that's been causing quite a bit of amok on the web lately.
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RE[3]: Bah
by Doc Pain on Fri 17th Jun 2011 21:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bah"
Doc Pain
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"Although I do not appreciate what LulzSec did, I may mention that they are in fact aware of the importance of security


Yeah, but that's like saying thieves reminds us about the importance of home security. I"m not going to go out and thank the guy for breaking in and stealing my stuff.
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Good comparison. Although the individual thiefs do not deserve any positive statement about what they do, their pure existence reminds us to maintain home security properly. On the other hand... if they would not eiixst, there would be no need for such security efforts. But in general, people aren't honest. Especially in regards of Internet relations where big companies and small criminals want to profit from you and your data, one should be aware of the pure fact that the Internet is full of evildoers who just seek for a chance to do harm to others, traditionally for profit, Doing it "for fun" doesn't make the situation better, but it may be interpreted as a "less criminal motivation", given that LulzSec's goal is to wake up people, as they do not profit from their actions themselves (in opposite to the "real criminals").

In the situation discussed, LulzSec isn't the thief per se. They just provide keys for your home (as you are "hiding" them right infront of your door). Then others take those secondary keys and come to steal your things. :-)

Edited 2011-06-17 21:50 UTC

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