October 3rd, 2006

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11:58 am - Okay like seriously.
Does this Mischa Spiegelmock assclown actually work for Six Apart? And did he REALLY fucking think that holding a press conference, pretending to hold 30 vulnerabilities in a major browser - and refusing to disclose them, "to do the internet a greater good by creating a communications network for black hats" at a major security convention - wouldn't maybe have a LITTLE bit of a negative impact on his employer, and thereby, himself?

Were I a highly visible internet company, and were an employee of mine to pull something like this, I'd fire his ass so fast it'd take his ears a week to catch up with it. I'm honestly a little mystified that Six Apart (the folks who run LJ, if you didn't already know that) hasn't already done the same.

Story here.

Current Mood: aghast
Current Music: The Eagles - Desperado

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[User Picture] From: lisa
Date: October 3rd, 2006 - 04:21 pm
"Lovin the LOLs, LOL is my will,"

how could anyone have taken that seriously?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 3rd, 2006 - 09:01 pm
It's pretty easy to take that seriously when you've seen the sploit distribution sites and channels full of crap that sounds just like that.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 3rd, 2006 - 09:10 pm
Incidentally, why in god's name was he pulling a prank alongside a Bantown guy in the first place? The other guy, wbeelsoi, aka "weev" - shouldn't he have been pretty much persona non grata with any Six Apart folks after last year's XSS vulnerability hacks?

[User Picture] From: clme
Date: October 4th, 2006 - 04:22 am
Maybe the XSS vulnerability was also an elaborate hoax?


Naaah. Sounds like he has poor judgment in friends as well as a sense of humor very few people are able to pick up on. In other words, it sounds like he's a liability.

[User Picture] From: herbaliser
Date: October 3rd, 2006 - 04:40 pm
The current word: this is a hoax.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 3rd, 2006 - 09:01 pm
That's why I said "pretending" to hold 30 major vulnerabilities.

[User Picture] From: marys_second
Date: October 3rd, 2006 - 05:04 pm
They stood up at a conference and threw completely unsubstantiated FUD at a major project and watched the news and blogs pick up the story and for what?

The session name sounds like it was supposed to be a joke but if it was a joke, there should have been clues they were kidding. Links to bogus or humorous reference sites. An admission to Mozilla that it wasn't serious.

I'm with you. Not only should he be fired for the stupid stunt he pulled; he should be fired because his stunt could very easily be considered libel and slander (depending on medium) and, as a Six Apart employee, the company is exposed to the repercussions.

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