Cult of the Dead Cow offers tool to help hackers

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  1. caretaker

    caretaker Guest

    Infamous computer hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC) said Friday it
    is offering a software tool that lets people use Google to scan websites
    for security flaws.
    CDC says a "Goolag Scanner" program based on work done by a hacker
    using the name "Johnny I Hack Stuff" is available for free download at
    its website.
    The tool lets people with fundamental programming skills check websites
    or Internet domains for weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers,
    according to CDC.
    The group said it uncovered "some pretty scary holes" through random
    tests of the tool in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
    CDC advised website operators to use to tool to find and patch
    vulnerabilities before hackers use it for crime or mischief.
    "If I were a government, a large corporation, or anyone with a large
    web site, I'd be downloading this beast and aiming it at my site
    yesterday," CDC spokesman Oxblood Ruffin said in a message posted at the
    website.
    Google did not respond to an AFP request for comment.
    Computer security specialists warn people to make certain any programs
    they download onto their computers don't contain malicious code.
    Hackers routinely try to trick people into installing programs that
    then take over machines or mine them for passwords, financial accounts,
    or other valuable information.
    CDC was established in the US in 1984 and its history includes
    declaring war on the Church of Scientology and claiming to have given
    former US president Ronald Reagan Alzheimer's Disease with a tainted
    dart from a blow gun.

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    caretaker, Feb 24, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    That Reminds Me. I Have A Bun And I Put A Piece Of Dead Cow On The Bun.
    Just FYI. I Then Put Mustard And Mayonnasie On The Bun With Pickles And
    Lettuce. Just FYI. I Then Had An Order Of Fries. Just FYI

    It Was Pretty Good Eating, But Now I Need To Go Back To My Windows 2008
    Server On The Desktop Because My Dad Says I Am Dumb For Doing That And I
    Just Tell My Dad, Whatever. Just FYI
     
    Guest, Feb 24, 2008
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    kevpan815 Guest

    Go Away Imposter, Just FYI.
     
    kevpan815, Feb 24, 2008
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  4. After an intensive investigation by our staff, there was no imposter found
    here. Just FYI

    We now consider this case closed. Please let us know if we can be of
    service again.


    Thank you,


    The Staff.
     
    No Impooster Here, Feb 24, 2008
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