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A blog FOR Laptop Ninjas, not about them. A Laptop Ninja is a cousin of the more common Web Ronin. As a solitary figure who's skills with computer technology and design, the Laptop Ninja survives by performing contract work from cafes, public parks, and sometimes rooftops. The Laptop Ninja's sword is his 802.11 connection, his iPod his throwing stars, and his Bluetooth cellphone his Nunchucks. All of which are usually carried in a discreet messenger bag.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Hacker watches feds watch him
This is an interested story about a 20 year old hacker that, as I understand it, was being tracked by the Secret Service for gaining access to the T-Mobile network. Rants about companies not properly securing customer data aside, he was able to get account and password information. The interesting thing about it is that at least one SS investigator was actually using the T-Mobile service while on the case! Using a Hiptop communicator, he transfered classified information around and because the hacker knew who he was, he gave the kid an inside look into what they were doing to catch him.

This sounds like a scene cut out of the movie "Hackers" (which offers a particularly bad view of hacker culture, but makes up for it with a great soundtrack, for it's time).

posted by sAFETY at 11:41 AM


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