Favorite timepass – bashing charlatans at Attrition.Org

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While I am not messing up with my pc, watching AVGN, or reading wikipedia, I prefer to be at Attrition.Org which in my opinion is the best place to hangout after any LUG. For those who don't know about Attrition.Org, its basically a “hobby site” that focuses on computer security and mocks the revered security researchers who are basically frauds with illiterate whoring media on their side.

As the description on the site says -

Attrition.org (http://attrition.org/ ) is a computer security web site dedicated to the collection, dissemination and distribution of information about the security industry for anyone interested in the subject. They maintain one of the only open and honest grim look at the industry, reminding everyone that we must strive to be better than we have been historically. Their crusade to expose industry frauds and inform the public about incorrect information in computer security articles is a primary goal of the site.

My favorite section is the charlatans section of the website, where fake security experts are bashed for their fraudulent actions and other “unethical” reasons. My favorite one is the case of Ankit Fadia, the once acclaimed Indian child prodigy and author(though in my opinion, nothing more than a script kiddie, lots of poor journalism is responsible for getting him the place he stands today). 

Additionally, Attrition regularly publishes opinion pieces such as "Security Rants" pointing out problems with the computer security industry.Folks at Attrition are responsible for maintaining one of the biggest list of defaced websites (though they ceased to maintain it after 2001) and maintained Data loss database which records the data breaches at companies.

 

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1 comment:

  1. Hariraghavendra1June 12, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Ankit Fadia is an online version of fake babas.

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