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Keyboard clicks can lead to security hacks…
Posted: 21 September 2005 11:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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So maybe all these typos that some people fill their messages with are really an attempt to confuse hackers?  When the hacker checks his results and sees “WAT UR DOIGN 2 DA KITTNS IS SOMEAN U R GOIN 2 DYE AND GO 2 HEL!!!”, the hacker will assume that his decoding program is flawed and give up.

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Posted: 21 September 2005 12:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Accipiter - 21 September 2005 03:58 PM

So maybe all these typos that some people fill their messages with are really an attempt to confuse hackers?  When the hacker checks his results and sees “WAT UR DOIGN 2 DA KITTNS IS SOMEAN U R GOIN 2 DYE AND GO 2 HEL!!!”, the hacker will assume that his decoding program is flawed and give up.

LOL
I’d so love that to be true.
Sadly, I suspect it’s not.

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Posted: 21 September 2005 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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