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The Gab Fail Chronicles: LOL DDOS, EULA, and NAZIS

Club Pepe

The dishonesty of Andrew Torba knows no bounds in the latest postings. The reality of the mater, as I understand it, is most of the down time was related to fixing the major security issues I’ve raised over the past few days. I do not know how much of it was fixed, but I’m sure there still are major problems to be found. Mr. Torba was well schooled the past few days, the usage of CloudFlare isn’t a magical shield of protection against everything.

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It is common knowledge trying to do any kind of DDoS attack on a ClouldFlare IP will be futile with little to no needed intervention to block such an attack. His screams of DDoS is fairly laughable as the vast majority know, I do not engage in such ineffective behaviors, and I have always been against it. He will continue to tell lies to rile his angry Neo Nazi Muppets for exposing how bad Gab really is as an alternative to Twitter. It would be really ironic, if he rallied them for the real reason, exposing Gab as a massive fraudulent security black hole. I’m just not intimidated by his Neo Nazi Muppets and there isn’t anything anyone can do to stop me from publishing write ups about Gab. My words, on a computer screen, are far more deadly to Gab’s platform than any silly illegal attack nonsense.

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The greatest issue I see here is why was any of this never fixed to begin with, or even considered to be an issue? If it took me 10 minutes to see major issues all over the place, does Gab really take the security of it’s users seriously? It’s just no, they don’t take security seriously, if the most basic skiddiot Hack Forums (There has been some claims Torba is regular of Hack Forums for irony) style methods work unchecked. This further solidifies Gab as being another pump and dump scam by Torba when a lot of the basics are not covered at all. Gab doesn’t even have a logout button, but they have an account delete link, that’s curious indeed! You have to change your password via a forgot your password reset link on the login page, and this is the recommended way by Gab Support LOL. UPDATE: Apparently there is a Logout button, in the Settings page, all the way at the bottom. That makes sense … if you’re on drugs.

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I don’t wish to keep this post longer than it has to be but it’s worth mentioning parts of the updated EULA were a result of us. It’s humbling that Torba spent the day at his lawyers thinking of us, as he pushed out a new EULA from his nether regions, that still didn’t impress Apple enough. Even the greatest eJournalist to ever live, Ron Brynaert, noticed this updated EULA with the “snitch” clause. I’m not going to spoil the rest of it but any users of Gab really do need to read the updated EULA as well as the Privacy Policy.

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What to watch out for in online activism ops

CommanderX Is A Wizard

“I am a law abiding citizen and can take no part in this Tom Foolery” – William Welna a.k.a. Sanguinarious

There is a lot of various organized protesting of issues online, often referred to as ops, that are started to get people arrested through intentionally being stupid or on behalf of government actors. A great example of this intentional stupidity is anything ever started or touched by Christopher Doyon, otherwise known as “Commander X”. Mr. Doyon, being indicted of using the most ineffective worthless DoS tool of the modern computing era ever since the invention and widespread usage of internet connections faster than dial-up, tried to take down PayPal via free WiFi offered by a StarBucks coffee shop. He has not learned and often encourages others to follow in his footsteps to be arrested on the same charges. He considers himself to be a political refuge for his courageous act of abusing free WiFi at a coffee shop to take down a online payment processor.

Anything calling for and supporting any illegal actions (claiming credit for, giving attention to, etc.), especially ones that are often all felonies, should always be avoided. Being linked to and involving yourself in such online activism brings in the watchful eye of the feds, who are always itching to arrest people on anything they can, as well as their informants that are always willing to snag an undesirable person on minor issues. It also gives way to possible conspiracy and accessory charges on you for the ill actions of others. Posting links and doing retweets can also end up as separate additional charges. Barrett Brown’s stupidity in linking Credit Card info of government contractors being a good example of things not to do.

The mistake that is all too common is thinking you can get away with some of these things without getting caught. You always assume your OPSEC is good enough, you’re good enough, they’ll never check that, and no one will find out, well, you’re wrong. Everyone always makes small mistakes leaking information. Only the few can keep up perfection in OPSEC with the added stress and have the knowledge to do so. Prosecution as well as superiority complexes always leads to dropping the soap on a bad day in prison. It is not a good time, unless you like that kind of thing.

“I came out of the tent and this thing goes right up on its fucking hind legs,” says Doyon, performing quite a credible impression of a roaring bear. “I got fucking piss running down my leg and shit. I just ran like hell.” – Christopher Doyon’s self-reflection on bears, camping, and why trying to cross the border into Canada as a fugitive isn’t fun.