Discussion in 'news' started by Mars, 10 Jun 2011.
I've learned on the internet no one is better than that.
Not necessarily, unless perhaps (and only) if it pertained to 'national security'. It depends in which countries the scrubbing services reside...to my understanding. In the event of 'national security', a lot of jurisdictional red tape can be eliminated, involving Interpol, etc...but anything falling short of that trigger would have a VERY difficult time.
I work as a security contractor, and some of my contracts have special requirements for encryption, security, and privacy. Some of my contracts result in people being a little more than bent at my work, because it usually persecutes them and locks down the evidence needed to put them away. As such, I protect myself with a 'shield' which misdirects persons who are searching me out via the Internet.
Sure, hackers and crackers can do it too, and the good ones are. The only 'hackers and crackers' you hear about getting sucked into the system are the stupid ones. The real good ones are never heard about, their hacks go unnoticed, and they aren't looking for fame and popularity. Their in it for the money, the education, the challenge, or all of it, but not to get noticed.
Most of you connect to the Internet via a single access point, you see it as a router which hooks to your DSL/Cable modem and you access everything through that. The cable connection is your 'window' to the Internet.
My system connects to the cable modem, but all traffic from my cable modem is routed to another system, which scrubs the identifying information from my connection, and then retransmits it to (yet another) scrubber. Eventually my packets make their way into the world from that 'window' and that's what everyone sees when I am talking to them.
I use a series of scrubbers and my IP changes as I surf back and forth (usually for latency issues). None of these systems keep running logs, as per contract, and none of them store backups of the system software, which was customized and compiled by me for the purpose of maintaining security. No one is allowed physical access to my scrubbers and they are in locked cages which only myself and the contact person have keys for.
So..... to answer your question.... sure it's possible to get back to who I am. Is anyone going to spend the money to do it..... probably not. You would have to expend quite a large amount of money to acquire someone with the skills to track and trace me back to my actual system I am posting from. Since I connect to VPN when I'm away from home, there's no way to track me through intermediary sources like if I'm at the Starbucks or whatever.
Since nothing I've said or done has broken the law, as was reaffirmed by my lawyer moments ago, then there's no legal cause, and my lawyer will file the proper injunctions if that becomes necessary.
I didn't see this letter or know anything about this incident until a few hours ago when I jumped on here after Bunnie pointed out the stupidity. So any claims or speculation otherwise is ludicrous. I shutdown my network and reconfigured my scrubbers because It's a standard occurrence every June, when the contracts run out.
It's pretty pathetic that Don would stoop to this type of action, after all of the shit he talks, and the horrible shit he's posted about me. I can't even believe his hypocrisy and his double standards. Cowardly and pathetic.
Thank you for your answer.
I understand somewhat better now.
My question was actually, technical in nature, and you answered quite well for a layman such as myself to understand.
I honestly don't see anything coming out of any of this...but what do I know?
The best metaphor..... let's see....
Think of your Internet connection as your personal vehicle. You get in your car and go to the store, whatever. I don't have a car that's mine. I 'borrow' a car everytime I go out to the Internet. To make it harder to find me, I don't 'rent' from a place with colored cars (like a random proxy service), I rent from one who only has grey cars, so you can only tell who's inside if you can see into the car itself.
Does that help?
I have an amazing number of people flinging information at me in all directions about this. I'm not sure that's a good thing, though.
Yep, it helps.
Sure is quite the little shitstorm.
I wonder if Don will talk here, or not.
I could care less. Once again I find myself in a position of defending myself against persons who assaulted me originally, and are now trying to turn their misbehavior around and push the blame onto me, as if it's my fault he made those comments and acts the way he does on the Internet.
It's shameful, and his wife is probably mortified.
I was unfriended by Don in SL. I think he means business.
This is making me rethink every keystroke I make on the net to anyone! Way to suck all the fun out it!! One day I'm hoping for a book to come out of all this , all fake names will be changed to protect all the fake names but I know there is a book in all this somewhere! Now to set down to write it!
Yeah I keep telling myself that but who would read it when you can log on to (insert forum name here) and get the live version?
IF his lawyers have not GAGGED his keystrokes I'd be shocked as hell. Of course at this point nina could gag them and be justified in the doing.
My 1st thought was to say I'm sorry Bunnie and then I realized....it's probably the best thing.
*sigh* It's funny how unfriending can affect you. I was online the other day, and got the message that Vivianne Draper unfriended me.
I'm sure she was just cleaning out her friends list. But I do know we didn't part on the best of terms when I moved to posting from SCII to gV. She used to say we were twins, cause I shared so many of her opinions on the forums. I have no idea what (or if) she thinks of me now.
Not saying Don unfriending you meant or means anything. It just struck a chord in me when I read that.
I suspect that his lawyers counseled him to post here no more. We need Lias to pony up a new quit term. Ragequit is so last quarter.