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Return of 'teach me to hack GSM' guy

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TODO: recreate using 555

Arsenijs 05/13/2017 at 22:1816 Comments

Not only nobody in HackChat was actually experienced in it (or was dumb enough to admit it), the guy didn't want to do his own research in the slightest. Half an hour later, the guy was persuaded that all HackChat's inhabitants are bots, and for illegal stuff he needs to get to deep levels of Hackaday Chat, where the real hackers talk (and for that, he'd first need to find some clues in the HTML and JS of HackChat, like in a puzzle). The guy left the chat, saying he'd delete his account (which he did) and would re-join later.

Two weeks later:

Question checks out ;-)

Discussions

Ricardo Ferro wrote 08/06/2017 at 02:54 point

Hackensack

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Stuart Longland wrote 08/05/2017 at 22:39 point

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Arsenijs wrote 08/05/2017 at 22:42 point

I wouldn't be surprised, and I do remember that this "ping a cellphone" guy came to HackChat recently - incidentally, I sent him on the same HTML/JS quest as the original guy =D

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Arsenijs wrote 08/05/2017 at 22:47 point

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Stuart Longland wrote 08/05/2017 at 22:51 point

Yep… sounds like a good plan.  Maybe when he PMed me, I should have responded like a bot. :-) (Sadly, didn't have the time, I was getting ready for work when it happened).  His profile claimed he was a "pi" (lowercase; yet the stack post is upper case, go figure).  With investigative skills like that, I wouldn't be hiring his services.

I wouldn't advise @Andrew Bolin's idea of extracting bitcoins out of these people though.  That could backfire badly.

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Arsenijs wrote 08/05/2017 at 23:09 point

In what way could that backfire?

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Stuart Longland wrote 08/05/2017 at 23:17 point

Well, technically it'd be theft.  I'm not a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure theft is illegal, even if conducted via bitcoin from a wannabe mobile phone cracker.

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Arsenijs wrote 08/05/2017 at 23:55 point

I believe that this very much depends on the circumstances. For example, a guy getting scammed for asking how to hack computers is kinda like a drug dealer complaining to the police that his drugs got stolen, chances are that that police would much rather go after that guy =)

Not that I'm interested in money, though, that's too simple of a goal - I got something more clever in mind for the next guy that comes to ask questions ;-) I'm just trying to make a point.

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j0z0r pwn4tr0n wrote 05/19/2017 at 19:39 point

This happens with all kinds of different people occasionally. Like someone gets the idea that the Hackaday chat is filled with the blackest of black hats, smoking their cigars whilst connected to the chat from a payphone in the corner of some underground bar

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davedarko wrote 05/19/2017 at 19:40 point

wait, don't you?

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ken.do wrote 05/20/2017 at 03:55 point

I could tell you, but then... blue screen. That's all I can say...

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K.C. Lee wrote 05/19/2017 at 20:09 point

This happens a lot on various forum/websites around this time in the year when the kiddies are done with school.
Not sure if they are trolling or just clueless to realize that those stuff are not on open web that is accessible to search engine or public eyes.  The stuff they are looking for are probably members only and only by invite/referral etc.

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K.C. Lee wrote 05/13/2017 at 23:01 point

You mean people actually hangs out on hack chat?  Would have been a lot better if it were IRC.

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Arsenijs wrote 05/13/2017 at 23:38 point

Somebody got to finally step up and write a HackChat-IRC gateway =)

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M.daSilva wrote 05/14/2017 at 16:05 point

Yes, pleaaaase! :D

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 05/19/2017 at 18:30 point

as if we didn't already have enough distractions from actually doing things...

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