Learning to Hack

I already talked with you about online anonymity once, if you didn’t read that you should check that out, but today I’m going to talk about it AGAIN because it’s a very important topic. So anything you do online can be traced back to your IP address, which can then be traced right back to your house and who you are, so if you want a little more privacy on the web you need to mask or change that IP. I already talked about tor so today I’ll talk about proxies. Proxies are servers that you access in between you and your desired web server. This makes your IP address appear to be that server. The easiest way to do this is to go to hidemyass.com and route yourself through their server. They also encrypt the connection for a little extra privacy. There are even better ways to do this but those will wait for another day. If you want to learn more about hacking, internet censorship, and politics then please follow this blog.

Socialism Vs. Freedom

Today I’d like to address my opinion on socialism. I don’t like it. That’s the plain and simple. Now let me elaborate. I don’t believe that the financial elite should have as much power as they do. But at the same time I believe that pure capitalism is the best form of economy. My proposed solution? Make laws that block large corporations from being able to lobby in the government. I believe this would disallow the corporations from gaining political influence and prevent them from becoming to powerful. Corporations should make money and governments should govern, but the two shouldn’t mix. I’m going to end this post with a question mark just so I can leave it open for discussion?

Learning how to Hack

Today you are going to learn how to crash a website using a DoS attack. DoS stands for Denial of Service and works by pounding a website’s server with so much data that it crashes. The most famous program for this is called LOIC or Low Orbit Ion Cannon. There are several options in the menu for LOIC that I’ll go over with you. First is threads, that is how many users the program is simulating at once. If you put 1000 into the threads field then the program will simulate 1000 users signing onto the website at once. The other key fields are IP and URL, which is just the target address, and port which should always be set at 80. If you run Mac or Linux then you should try using Java LOIC. Some website servers are to strong to be taken down by a single person. In this situation multiple people can be arranged to attack the same website at once. Working together with enough people at once you can take down any website. To learn more about hacking, internet censorship, and politics, please follow this blog.

Kill your TV

There is a campaign going on right now telling people to lay off on the TV a little bit, the homepage for this campaign says the purpose is to influence people to get up and active. I agree with this campaign but for a different reason. Over %90 of the world media is owned by 6 companies referred to as the big 6. These companies are GE, Walt Disney, News Corp, TimeWarner, Viacom, and CBS. In 2009 these companies combined for  an income of over 275.9 BILLION DOLLARS. The largest of these companies, General Electric,  had an income of 157 billion dollars. This means that if it were a country it would have a high enough GDP to be in the G-20 summit. We need to kill our TVs world. To learn more about politics, internet censorship, and hacking, please follow this blog.

Learning how to Hack

This will be the second part in my series about hardware and today I’m going to talk a little bit about power supplies. Power supplies plug into the wall and are kinda like a little substation by turning the power from the wall into a whole lot more power. And if you plan on having a powerful computer, or heavy overclocking, then you better have a good power supply. Only one number really matters when it comes to power supplies, and that’s watts. I suggest getting a power supply with at least 750 watts when building your computer. Also check the reviews online, as long as it doesn’t have any reported overheating problems you’ll be fine. If you want to learn more about hacking, internet censorship, and politics, please follow this blog.

Operation Black March

Learning how to Hack

You all probably remember this dreaded screen from the wikipedia blackout. Well someone showed me another way to get past similar blackouts in the future. If you didn’t read my post on how to open and edit HTML then you should go back and read that now. What you are going to do is open the page that has this sort of blackout or censoring where there is a page overtop of the page that you actually want to see and open the HTML. Then look at it and notice that the page is coded so that the material you want to see is still there but the blackout is blocking it. What you can do is simply delete the coding for the thing blocking the info and leave the part you want to see in tact. This may be a little confusing so if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask, I can answer the questions privately. If you want to learn more about hacking, politics, and internet censorship please follow.

Disturbing Proof of Police Brutality

A few hours ago I made a post about police brutality at the occupy protests and ended it with a question. One of the answers to the question was that I should show some footage of this police brutality so I quickly just grabbed the first video on youtube that came up from “police brutality occupy”. WARNING: this content may be slightly disturbing to some people, it shows police beating protesters with nightsticks, just be aware of that before you start the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_f06VQOkI4

Police Brutality at Occupy Protests

Recently I’ve been seeing tons of videos that show police officers being far to violent with crowds of occupy protesters. It’s disturbing to see a crowd gathered in peace suddenly be charged by police with people screaming and being knocked about. I saw one video where after tear gas was used, the crowd (still peaceful) started chanting “We’re still here”. Then one of the police officers shoots a man in the face with a shotgun shell of rubber bullets from no more than five feet away. This kind of police brutality cannot be accepted. The government needs to step in, but will they? And if so what will move them to action? 

EDIT: In response to grumpy jones I quickly just grabbed the first video on youtube that came up from “police brutality occupy”. WARNING: this content may be slightly disturbing to some people, it shows police beating protesters with nightsticks, just be aware of that before you start the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_f06VQOkI4

Learning to Hack

Today I’m going to talk about how to be anonymous on the web. If you install this program onto your computer it redirects you through several other IPs in order to mask who you really are. 

https://www.torproject.org/index.html.en   

This program also gives you the ability to help people in countries like Iran where the internet is censored. By going to the “Setup Relaying” tab and choosing “Relay traffic for the Tor Network” you’re acting as a bridge to the uncensored internet for someone in an oppressed country. More info on that Here:

https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-relay.html.en

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