Nomen Nescio wrote in alt.fan.yardbird on August 17, 2008 00:10 in
Post by Nomen Nescio Post by George Orwell
GARY WAYNE LAKEY 08861-028 54 Eggplant
Is that the guy that always used to post about privacy.li, or am I
confusing him with someone else?
No, you aren't confusing him, one and the same. He was in the middle
of all the privacy.li spamming bullshit extolling how they protected
him and there was nothing the US could do to catch him. Too bad for him
that wasn't true and all the feds needed to do was call Hong Kong and
ask for the data and the data center turned it all over without a
warrant, anything written, or even having to contact a privacy.li admin.
Yes folks, the data center logged it all, so much for "no logs".
No such evidence has yet come to light -- we'll have to see what actually
comes out in the forthcoming trials in 2009.
What really tripped-up the group was that one member (described by police
as Mr. Townsville) engaged in extracurricular activities, shall we say, for
which he was apprehended.
Mr. Townsville confirmed the existence of the group, and handed-over both
halves of the group's PGP keypair, allowing police to decrypt all postings
made to members of the group.
Post by Nomen Nescio
All that "Overseas is safer" turned out to all be bunk (which we knew
and told him while he argued against it and claimed we were all cotse
puppets lying to him...just remember that our "lies" were actually
truth now whenever you drop the soap eggy! Just think, had you
listened...but you didn't and now you get what you deserve!).
I didn't really follow all these arguments, but any service that uses
Usenet to spam its services, isn't one that I would either use or recommend.
My impression of Eggplant, from what little I saw of his postings, was that
he was terminally-clueless when it came to security; furthermore, he
appeared to be lazy, and unwilling and/or unable to learn proper methods.
Post by Nomen Nescio
It was great for the rest of the world that he was a moron and
believed hype over what every expert on the planet was telling him.
The problem with so many people today, is that they want results without
having to work for it, and they want instant gratification. The scammers
know this and, indeed, count on it. People stick with insecure operating
systems like Windows--which is a forensic technician's wet dream--instead
of using more secure OSes. Again, the reason is sloth--an unwillingness to
learn anything new, or to break with established patterns of doing things.
Both police and forensics experts count on this type of behaviour.
PGP Key: http://wwwkeys.pgp.net:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x1E92C0E8
PGP Key Fingerprint: 40E4 E9BB D084 22D5 3DE9 66B8 08E3 638C 1E92 C0E8
Retired Lecturer, Encryption and Data Security, Pedo U, Usenet Campus
"Sed quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?" -- "Who will watch the Watchmen?"
-- Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347. circa 128 AD
The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the
people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit
of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of
liberty and almost any deprivation. -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf