U.S. Navy Hacking Used Consoles

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Project to build better hacking software programs. Or attempting to find people who kick ass at Cod for the US 3rd string. You decide.

Shocker, US government is trying to steal personal data. Though... their method seems kinda archaic compared to some of the tech they have to do this very thing. Guess that's why they're not doing it state side, they've already got technologies specifically for this going at it. Still kinda strange they're take this route.

Why hire a computing firm to hack consoles when all they need to do is reach level 10?

VonKlaw:
Love how the project says they can't do it to US citizens but the rest of us can go fuck ourselves. You're not doing much to make us like you Mr. American government.

If it makes you feel less alone, we don't particularly like our government either. Though, who does like their government?

Kopikatsu:

FEichinger:
Precisely how is that legal?

Because the Navy bought the 360's, therefore all of the data on it is theirs. You know, like how people on this forum complain 'I bought it, so I should have access to EVERYTHING on it'. Well, this is one reason why that line of logic is flawed.

The logic isn't really flawed, the issue is public ignorance on things like this. The majority of people aren't even aware that their data is still on a console when they've erased it, nevermind that it can be mined if they sell it on.

gigastar:

I never said it didnt, but this is obviously something that can be avoided by taking care to destroy your old consoles, just like that thing with hackers being able to retrieve personal information off such second hand consoles.

After all, they cant mine anything if the major working components of your console are in a hundred teeny little pieces and scattered throughout the scrapyard/dump/landfill/river/lake/sewer.

After all, i find taking things apart to be much easier than putting things together.

err... Isn't that the kind of thing that someone who had something to hide would do?

I just thought I'd point that out considering your first post.

gigastar:
This is just one of those things where if you got nothing to hide, you got nothing to worry about.

Wait isn't hacking consoles illegal or something?

Abandon4093:

gigastar:

I never said it didnt, but this is obviously something that can be avoided by taking care to destroy your old consoles, just like that thing with hackers being able to retrieve personal information off such second hand consoles.

After all, they cant mine anything if the major working components of your console are in a hundred teeny little pieces and scattered throughout the scrapyard/dump/landfill/river/lake/sewer.

After all, i find taking things apart to be much easier than putting things together.

err... Isn't that the kind of thing that someone who had something to hide would do?

I just thought I'd point that out considering your first post.

gigastar:
This is just one of those things where if you got nothing to hide, you got nothing to worry about.

Yes, but you cant say that taking a 25-pound sledge hammer and giving your defunct entertainment device a worthy sendoff by reducing it to powder doesnt feel good.

But what i originally meant is that you got nothing to worry about if you got nothing to hide, but if you dont like potential loose ends then by all means give your console a viking funeral.

This isn't right. And you can bet your ass their findings won't be available to everyone. Just the ones they don't give a fuck about.

gigastar:

Abandon4093:

gigastar:

I never said it didnt, but this is obviously something that can be avoided by taking care to destroy your old consoles, just like that thing with hackers being able to retrieve personal information off such second hand consoles.

After all, they cant mine anything if the major working components of your console are in a hundred teeny little pieces and scattered throughout the scrapyard/dump/landfill/river/lake/sewer.

After all, i find taking things apart to be much easier than putting things together.

err... Isn't that the kind of thing that someone who had something to hide would do?

I just thought I'd point that out considering your first post.

gigastar:
This is just one of those things where if you got nothing to hide, you got nothing to worry about.

Yes, but you cant say that taking a 25-pound sledge hammer and giving your defunct entertainment device a worthy sendoff by reducing it to powder doesnt feel good.

But what i originally meant is that you got nothing to worry about if you got nothing to hide, but if you dont like potential loose ends then by all means give your console a viking funeral.

Still a pretty contrasting message.

and I'd rather get a bit of money for my old consoles.

I can always just smash someone else's right? With this news I could even say I'm doing them a favour.

Abandon4093:

gigastar:

Abandon4093:

err... Isn't that the kind of thing that someone who had something to hide would do?

I just thought I'd point that out considering your first post.

Yes, but you cant say that taking a 25-pound sledge hammer and giving your defunct entertainment device a worthy sendoff by reducing it to powder doesnt feel good.

But what i originally meant is that you got nothing to worry about if you got nothing to hide, but if you dont like potential loose ends then by all means give your console a viking funeral.

Still a pretty contrasting message.

and I'd rather get a bit of money for my old consoles.

I can always just smash someone else's right? With this news I could even say I'm doing them a favour.

You could smash other peoples consoles, but to avoid vandalism charges i think you should obtain permission first.

FEichinger:
Precisely how is that legal?

Risingblade:
Wait isn't hacking consoles illegal or something?

Throw a "terrorist" somewhere in the mix and it suddenly becomes legal. By sheer coincidence our definition on terrorist is getting larger all the time.

CAPTCHA: look out!

Oh jesus! I hope they don't find out that I have a Voltorb named Boom-boom!

No, I am not just paranoid, I AM RIGHT.

I do not trust the government fully, this is partly why. So many in the government believes that they can do anything they want so-long-as it might protect their respective nations.

Ah, my bunker is there when I need it.

Notice how it says 'not in the US' for American Citizens.

Looks like your government wants to spy on you guys whilst overseas.

Do they hope to steal enough Credit Card details to pay for this operation? Or is this just a purposeful waste of tax payer dollars?

Zen Toombs:

Privacy is a thing, and to violate privacy has disastrous consequences and implications.

Yes, imagine a safer and more transparent world. it would be the end of humanity. If you got something to hide, maybe you shouldnt be doing it in the first place to begin with.

Strazdas:

Zen Toombs:

Privacy is a thing, and to violate privacy has disastrous consequences and implications.

Yes, imagine a safer and more transparent world. it would be the end of humanity. If you got something to hide, maybe you shouldnt be doing it in the first place to begin with.

*takes off glasses and rubs eyes*
That's not what I'm talking about and you know it. Yes, we should be more transparent. However, that doesn't inherently lead to a safer world, and to pair the two is being slightly manipulative.

Wanting privacy doesn't always mean that you have "something to hide" that's bad or wrong. Example: Do you exclusively have sex with others in public? Or do you ever not tell others about what you do in the bedroom? Because then you're hiding something, and you probably shouldn't be doing it.
It isn't bad or wrong to want privacy in the bedroom, and that isn't because sex is bad or wrong; in point of fact, sex is generally a pretty good thing. It isn't bad to want privacy in the bedroom because it just isn't any of their business.
Another example: I have a hobby. For the sake of this post, let's say it's model airplane building. To build model airplanes isn't wrong, and I'm not embarrassed to do so. However, building these models is something that is mine and mine alone. I love spending time with friends and family, and talking to them about everything else. But sometimes I just want to be alone and build model airplanes.
To see that isn't the business of anyone else, not friends, not family, not corporations, not the government. It is a part of me that is my own, and mine alone.

somewhere out there a terrorist is trading pokemon with there plans attached to the pokemon on a letter with pretty stationary.

I totally misread the title: I thought they meant the Navy got hacked and that the hackers used consoles to do it *facepalm*

I can already see the TopShop commercials for console shredders...

"And not only does it COMPLETELY shred a console and then dumps it into a melting pot, burning the remains at a crisp 700 degrees Celsius, you ALSO get this tin foil hat COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE if you call in the next 30 minutes!!!"

Grey Day for Elcia:
Health care system: shit.

Crime rate: too high.

Suicide rate: more than zero.

Economy: really shit.

Legal system: totally fucked.

Water and power: privatized.

"I have an idea, guys! We should spend a bunch of money that we don't have on digging through used Wii's."

...

...

"Brilliant! Let's do it!"

Well on the bright side, we aren't wasting money on bills that try to censor the internet........ wait.... :(

Reverse-engineering a console? Isn't this why Geohot got into trouble? Granted, he was doing it for a different purpose, but... still.

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