Plan B

The Daily WTF has a good story that may sound a little too familiar to some:

How the aptly-named Super Hacker had managed to shut down the system remotely and provide a fix so quickly intrigued Kiefer. After poking around the network, he finally found the Python file that contained the Super Hacker’s fix:
#!usr/bin/python
# Paying someone $10 to pull a power cord for $3500
print “(C) [Name Removed] 2008.”

The moral of the story: when all else fails, use social engineering.

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  • i defense?

    Not very different from iDefense paying people to find vulnerabilities :)