Discussion in 'Non Sci-fi Debates' started by Fallen Angel, May 28, 2012.
So, apparently the US Govt. cares about SQL injection attacks against MySQL software, but not any other database company?
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There, that should keep them busy for a while.
Now, everyone wave to the nice government spies 0/
So the government is reading what's said about it online....why is this terrible again? Forcing your ISP to turn over your browsing history, that's bad news, there's a reasonable expectation of privacy there. But I genuinely don't have a problem with the government running what is effectively an overgrown and highly sophisticated form of googling certain words to see what people say about it on social media or in postings to online sites etc. The whole "Echelon' business, yeah that's an issue. But seriously, with all the legitimate stuff to complain about when it comes to electronic privacy, people pick this?
Probably in the sense of "an exercise," like "an exercise to prepare for [Unsavory Act #596]."
My jimmies are remarkably unrustled by this revelation. Welcome to intelligence collection and analysis. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be.
No credible threat to national security would scheme on the public internet. Also, l bet sumone so lnclined could vstly lncrease the cmputasunal diffucalty of there task by ntroducking lots of minnor splelling erors to thr dstardly trrist plns.
Oh I get it! It's one of those things were you grab one word or phrase from each column and use that as the threat-of-the-week to scare people with.
I'm tempted to look up all of those words, then immediately look up bestiality sites. Free bestiality sites.
DHS: Aha! Jackpot! Lets see what else 78.253.556.88.5 looks ups! I'll make Senior Master Chief Special Agent-in-Charge First Class!! Al right! He's looking at a naked women. Okay a dogs entering the frame ... OH WHAT THE FUCK!! NO! NO! OHGODWHATARETHEYDOING!
In fact ... maybe I ought to look up those sites ... just in case.
It wouldn't be the first time I've done that ...
Please PM those sites. I can't find *good* ones.
Considering the amount of weather related words on that list should I be worried about some terrorist weather control machine?
Sorry, I don't know what you mean by 'good.'
Also, the site I went to to ruin a potential spy's day ... I mean the site I went to for my own personal pleasure, because I just love our brave DHS Thugs Patriots and would never wish to traumatize them is no longer active. Sorry.
Because most forums and many smaller companies will use mysql over something else because it's free - ppl like amazon are big enough to protect themselves (or should be), I think is the rational.
Well, the Government already has HAARP...if any of those nice people ranting on the street corner with placards proclaiming the apocalypse have anything to say about it...
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Sorry, can't resist
True, this isn't so bad in and of itself. But a systematic government effort to follow what's being said on the internet is clearly the first step down a bad road. Doesn't have to be anyone's conscious plan; it's still the first step.
EDIT: Imagine if this story was about the government using technology to listen in to conversations being held in public places - sidewalks, Starbuckses, public transportation, department stores. Because I think the distinction between that and this pretty damned fine.
And again, constitutional law has held that if your in a public place, your expectation of privacy is nil. Just look at the cat and mouse game that goes on between drug dealers and the police. They don't need a warrant, for instance, to set up surveillance on you in a public park. And honestly, the whole privacy stuff has gotten warped in many respects. This idea that you should be able to walk around or go anywhere on the internet and be completely insulated against anyone you don't want hearing/reading what you have to say is a little silly and a nonsense battle being fought at the expense of the real battles that need to be fought: protecting privacy rights in terms of ISP providers, protecting against surveillance of areas that are legally recognized as having some measure of privacy without a warrant.
Plus, to be honest, I'm much more worried about corporate censorship than I am about governmental in the digital era. Private industry is the one demanding full access to your facebook profile, even with private messages, that's monitoring it's employees etc. And let's not forget SOPA (or whatever they're call it now) and SLAPP suits, whereby people are silenced simply because they can't afford to fight the issue in court. Then there is the whole "we want whole and complete access to your medical records", plus a disturbing trend firing based on non-work related factors. And that's just off the top of my head, there's a huge number of issues there.
And if you're really worried about being recorded unwittingly in public or even in private, the private citizen is far more a danger than the government. If you slip in public and some idiot takes a video of it and puts it up on youtube without your consent, you're going to be hard pressed to force him legally to take it down. The camera phone is everywhere and it's rendered the "are you being watched?" issue moot in the extreme. And that doesn't even get into high level paparazzi shit. You have no legal protection against being followed around constantly by a private citizen with any manner of recording equipment, even in your own home a lot of the time.
I've never heard a hacker or security researcher call an SQLi a "MySQL injection" before (although Google shows quite a few results). I guess you'll find pocs (proofs of concept) and how-to's of attacks on MySQL that way, but it just sounds off to me . . .
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Oh and getting them to look at beastiality only gives them new material, expecting them and leading the conversation freaks them out.
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