Vigilante server administrator is fixing insecure routers without permission


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/12/vigilante-server-administrator.html


#2

Hi Alexey, Please come fix my network. My IP address is…


#3

A few said “thanks,” but most were outraged.

The very definition of idiocy


#4

Listen kid, we’re all in it together.


#5

We are actually living in a parody of a dystopia.
If you would have told me that we will have vigilante severadministartors 10 years ago I would have laught at you.


#6

Strange days, indeed


#7

Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear grey hats.


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Or white hats


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Excuse me I was clearly a minute ahead of you


#13

Big, fat like for the picture!


#14

I wonder if he’d actually get happier responses if he rebranded as a ‘proactive cloud-centric solutions provider’ and sent invoices rather than polite explanations.


#15

He is a Knight of the rainbow table.


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That was the best image to use for the article, that I could imagine, @frauenfelder.


#17

Guy’s name was Tuttle? Buttle? Something like that.


#18

This is exactly what happens in Cory Doctorow’s “Knights of the Rainbow Table”.


#19

Good thing I scrolled down. I was about to post something about that.


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