27/04/2009

Precison hacking do Times


Precision hacking em uma pesquisa online. For the lolz.
Someone figured out the voting URL protocol. A bunch of folks wrote various autovoters, which were then used by a thousand or more to stack the vote in moots favor. Others, sprinkled the spam urls throughout the forums tricking the ‘competition’ into voting for moot. When Time.com responded by trying to close the door on the hacks, the loose collective rallied and a member discovered the ’salt’ that would re-open the poll to the autovoters. The lucky bit was when Zombocom discovered that no matter what he did, he wouldn’t get banned. This opened the door to the fine grained manipulation that led to the embedding of the Message.
Leiam o artigo inteiro para os detalhes maravilhosos. É algo de cyberpunk. Eu estava com saudade de hackers fazendo coisas divertidas só por que eles podem.

Link: MusicMachinery: Inside the precison hack
PS: marblecake é o nome do canal de IRC de onde o Anonymous surgiu. "The game" é um meme. Por sinal, you lose.

Um comentário:

  1. Hackers divertidos eram coisas dos 90 quando a internet nao era uma coisa professional, feita para ganhar dinheiro.

    As coisas mudaram, e os hackers tbm

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