FBI geniuses at it again

Jim Nantz jnantz2 at 216-19-216-16.GETNET.NET
Mon Apr 26 23:16:14 MDT 2004

I used to work at one of the local community colleges.  When students
logged in, there was a record kept of which machine they logged into and
when they logged out.  Those who wanted to do something and not get caught
would bring in a knoppix CD and boot from it.  Knoppix is a version of
linux that boots from and operates from a CD.  It does not require you to
install anything on a hard drive.  In fact it will operate on a machine
even if it does not have a hard drive.  As knoppix loads, it detects the
hardware in the computer and configures it.  When it gets to the network
card, it will run DHCP which will give that machine an IP address.  So
once the machine is booted and ready to use, the students could use the
computer without logging into the campus network.  Also since they didn't
log into the network, there was no record of who was using the machine.
Someone who looked at the logs would know somebody used the computer, but
not who.


Del Boy for President

On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, carl william spitzer iv wrote:

> If the kids are smart they will boot the machines with PHLAK and operate
> without traces in the system.
> Professional Hackers Linux Assult Kit also good for breaking into
> wireless setups.
> On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 12:50:53 -0700 Jim Nantz
> <jnantz2 at 216-19-216-16.GETNET.NET> writes:
> >The FBI raided schools in the Deer Valley school district yesterday
> >and
> >seized some computers.  What were they looking for?  Evidence of
> >illicit
> >drug sales?  No.  Evidence of terrorist activity?  No.  Some pervert
> >downloading or sharing child pornography?  No.  They were after kids
> >sharing music online.  I have an idea.  FBI drones, why not spend
> >your
> >time chasing terrorists?  There are moslems in this world who want to
> >kill
> >us.  Why not spend some time going after them instead of harassing
> >some
> >school kids downloading Madonna songs?
> >
> >http://www.azcentral.com/12news/news/articles/0421dvraid-ON-CP.html
> >
> >--
> >
> >Del Boy for President
> >
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