AT&T iPad hack discoverer arrested

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23 Responses to “AT&T iPad hack discoverer arrested”

  1. benher says:

    “If one has just publicly exposed the gross incompetence of a major corporation and humiliated its respected partners, perhaps it is time for one to flush the coke.”

    …because all those random searches and seizures are likely to become a lot less random?

  2. Ted8305 says:

    Weev! I almost didn’t recognize him without the LOL LONGS shirt.

  3. Brainspore says:

    Considering that this guy has quite a history of pissing off people and breaking the law isn’t it a little premature to throw around the “AT&T CRITICISM LEADS TO ARREST” conspiracy theories?

  4. Xenu says:

    Too bad providing shitty mobile phone service isn’t a crime, ’cause I’d love to see the CEO of AT&T in the slammer.

  5. Antinous / Moderator says:

    All I can think about is getting him on Queer Eye.

  6. Anonymous says:

    let this be a warning to all who would oppose!

    this is freaky – so what, did jobs put this guy under surveillance as soon as he opened his mouth?

    between this and “that” [ http://gizmodo.com/5524843/police-seize-jason-chens-computers ]

    I’m thinking I’ll never buy anything from Apple EVER.

    great products and unfettered megalomania, it’s magic.

  7. vonnegutlives says:

    Supposedly, that guy is the guy in this pic: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-t.html

  8. Kerov says:

    In America, we have freedom. Any citizen can stand up and speak their mind, even if it embarrasses a major corporation.

    As long as they don’t possess anything in their home that they wouldn’t want seized for inspection by a police officer.

    And as long as they have a few hundred thousand dollars to pay their lawyer during protracted civil and/or criminal legal proceedings.

  9. Phikus says:

    The war on drugs real purpose revealed: To marginalize / criminalize those in the sector of society most likely to expose the strings of our Corporate Masters and / or do something about our dwindling freedoms. The connections between the telcoms and the covertment has long been established, and they need not hide their actions when most people don’t care or are programmed to approve. We lost our real HOPE with the FISA bill, because when you can eavesdrop on anyone w/o impunity, you’re setup to get the dirt on EVERYONE.

    /rant

  10. SamSam says:

    “Hacking peoples unpatched brains” using flashing images sounds exactly like hacking brains using the white-noise images in Snowcrash. Only a lot less silly of an idea.

    I wonder if there are applications epileptics can use that will automatically filter our rapidly flickering images?

  11. takeshi says:

    Yeah, because, you know, AT&T aren’t powerful / resourceful / evil enough to pay someone to PLANT the coke.

    • lovelystrangeness says:

      Then again, as dequeued mentioned, this is the guy who is known to give talks at cons while on LSD and methamphetamines…

  12. Anonymous says:

    “If one has just publicly exposed the gross incompetence of a major corporation and humiliated its respected partners, perhaps it is time for one to flush the coke.”

    May as well flush the sprite and pepsi too. It’s not like the cops ever accidentally dropped something as they searched…

  13. SKR says:

    The douchebaggery on both sides hurts my brain. F’n AT&T/Apple and f’n abusive cracker.

  14. dequeued says:

    Weev!

    That guy is awesome!
    Google him!

    He’s an editor on encyclopedia dramatica, and gave a talk at a hacker con, while high on acid.

    Good work trolling the law-enforcement system, sir!

  15. libelle says:

    I think a lot of people are missing the point.

    Sure, AT&T and Apple have the hate on this guy. But his “hack” involved releasing personal email addresses into the wild. So what, you ask?

    Well, when those emails reportedly included the personal email addresses of Rahm Emanuel, Michael Bloomberg, and numerous other powerful and highly-connected people, you might understand why they’re coming down on him like five tons of elephants.

    I think the rest of it is irrelevant to what’s going down now. Yeah, he’s a sociopath, like hundreds of others on the internet. Yeah, he spouts objectionable rhetoric, like thousands of other people on the internet. But when he personally pisses off people at the top levels of government and industry, he’s much closer to being alone.

    • That Evening Sun says:

      “I released a semantic integer overflow exploit for Safari through Goatse Security in March– it was patched on Apple’s desktop Safari but has yet to be patched on the iPad. This bug we crafted allows the viewer of a webpage to become a proxy (behind corporate and government firewalls!) for spamming, exploit payloads, password bruteforce attacks and other undesirables. The kicker is that this attack cannot be detected by any current IDS/IPS system. We released this in March, mind you, and Apple still hasn’t got around to patching this on the iPad! I know through personal experience that the patch time for an iPad vulnerability is over two months and counting. Given that, the number of parties which probably have active iPad exploits likely numbers in the hundreds, if not the thousands. The iPad simply is not a safe platform for those that require a secure environment.” – Goatse Security, June 14

    • Anonymous says:

      “coming down on him like five tons of elephants”

      I thought this was funny, then I was like, wait….that might only be one or two elephants, depending on the species.

      • S2 says:

        We could fix it for libelle with, “coming down on him like five tons of baby elephants” (approx. 250 pounds apiece). But really, it’s still hilarious even with full grown elephants, since you’re almost certain to need a fractional elephant to hit the 5-ton mark, and that’s gonna be messy…..

    • Phikus says:

      OK, so get him on those grounds, not drug charges from a dubious warrant. What if the guy had totally cleaned up and flushed his stash? Who would believe his side of the story after allegedly speaking in public on acid? Do we really want a society where anyone can be jailed / silenced / marginalized for the fact that they are rubbing people in power the wrong way, on unrelated charges? Remember, it’s not what you say or do anymore, it’s what can be found on your person or in your home, regardless of how it got there.

  16. macrumpton says:

    Damn those Gieco cavemen, they are always getting into trouble.

  17. Anonymous says:

    This guy found Steve Jobs?

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