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Re: [ISN] Cybersecurity a sham in India: Ethical hacker

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Feb 08 2011 - 09:14:23 GMT
To: isn@infosecnews.org

Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jericho (at) attrition.org>

: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Cybersecurity-a-sham-in-India-Ethical-hacker/articleshow/7432529.cms
:
: [Seems Ankit Fadia is confused what the term 'Ethical Hacker' really
: means, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Ankit-Fadia-wows-students-with-hack-demo-at-IIT-Patna-fest/articleshow/7432187.cms
: If you do a demo hacking two companies websites and teaching a crowd
: how to remove your name from the phone company billing list doesn't
: sound the least bit ethical to me. - WK]

He also "demos" a road sign hack supposedly. Strange that the signs are
in the US while he is in India and happen to be changed to say the same
thing as a well known road sign hack from January 2009, "Zombies Ahead!":

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-10149229-52.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,484326,00.html

I imagine he just showed screenshots and did not demo anything. Also
amusing is the "He even shared the trick of hacking into an ATM, but
warned all never to attempt it." This trick no doubt is the Barnaby Jack
ATM 'Jackpotting' from Black Hat 2010.

http://attrition.org/errata/charlatan/ankit_fadia/fadia11.html

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