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: My suspicion
by sorpigal on Mon 20th Jun 2011 16:16 UTC in reply to "My suspicion"
sorpigal
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My suspicion is that these guys are the false flag operation to justify the crackdown aimed at Anonymous and Wikileaks. Seriously, I don't know how anyone would truly think it in their interest to act like LulzSec.

I doubt this is the case. From the language, targets and attitude I expect these folks are genuine.

This sort of thing proves more and more that we need something like openid. Most people can't manage so many different passwords for so many different sites across so many different clients, so they turn to re-use of names and passwords. Telling people to not do that, to use separate passwords, is technically correct but infeasible (it doesn't scale). The sad thing is that a viable solution exists but adoption from sites is too low, I think because demand is low. If somehow people could be taught the idea that painful experiences like this could be avoided by demanding openid login then we'd all be in better shape.

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