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How to become a Russian Hacker
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Posted 1/3/17 , edited 1/3/17
Step #1: Buy fallout 3/4



Step #2: Play the computer hacking mini-game till you are god tier at it.



Step #3: Contact Russia and say that you want to become a Russian hacker



Step #4: Begin hacking government servers and e-mails using the skills you learned in Fallout



Step #5: Become a famous Russian hacker!!!



Congratulations you are now a top tier CNN approved Russian hacker! Now go break into Hillary's e-mail servers and fill it full of cat pictures!




http://bgr.com/2017/01/02/cnn-hacking-fallout-screenshot/









(Optional) Step 6: Learn how to pick locks and steal ballots from ballot boxes.

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Seriously though. What is the purpose of this other than the breed a fight, angst or whatever? I can tell you it doesn't serve one. At least not an obvious one that my family or I could see.
Posted 1/3/17 , edited 1/3/17
Oh they've moved on to video games now. For awhile code form the open source network tool NMap or CLI output from it was popular or generic HTML.
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You know for someone who incessantly bemoans how lying and biased CNN is, you really ought to take a look in the mirror.

CNN never at any point implied or stated that the image in question was meant to be a photograph of the event being reported on. They just took a generic and easy to understand image that even people who barely know a thing about computers would be able to connect to hacking. They never claim that it's photographic evidence. Don't your teeth ever start hurting with how much you lie through them?
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So CNN pulls a random graphic off of google that looks hacker-ish. Why are we supposed to care again?
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I heard the Russians hacked Fallout?! Someone defend the borders of Skyrim before its too late, the invasion is coming!


octorockandroll wrote:

You know for someone who incessantly bemoans how lying and biased CNN is, you really ought to take a look in the mirror.

CNN never at any point implied or stated that the image in question was meant to be a photograph of the event being reported on. They just took a generic and easy to understand image that even people who barely know a thing about computers would be able to connect to hacking. They never claim that it's photographic evidence. Don't your teeth ever start hurting with how much you lie through them?


If nothing else, it was lazy on their part. Trust in the mainstream media is at an all time low, you'd think they'd want to take precautions to not damage their public image even further.

Quite frankly, ever since Dubya's WMD nonsense, its hard to trust the "intelligence" agencies without some actual evidence. They may have hacked the US, they may not have, I'm not convinced either way at this point.
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Posted 1/3/17 , edited 1/3/17

kevz_210 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

You know for someone who incessantly bemoans how lying and biased CNN is, you really ought to take a look in the mirror.

CNN never at any point implied or stated that the image in question was meant to be a photograph of the event being reported on. They just took a generic and easy to understand image that even people who barely know a thing about computers would be able to connect to hacking. They never claim that it's photographic evidence. Don't your teeth ever start hurting with how much you lie through them?


If nothing else, it was lazy on their part.


Well that's not exactly what the OP is saying now is it? And how is it lazy? How is pulling up this one stock image pertaining to hacking any more lazy than pulling up any other stock asset of theirs? It's not going to be any more difficult to insert any other pic there. Hell, have you seen some of the other results for stock images of hacking?



Yeah, I prefer the Fallout one.
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octorockandroll wrote:


kevz_210 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

You know for someone who incessantly bemoans how lying and biased CNN is, you really ought to take a look in the mirror.

CNN never at any point implied or stated that the image in question was meant to be a photograph of the event being reported on. They just took a generic and easy to understand image that even people who barely know a thing about computers would be able to connect to hacking. They never claim that it's photographic evidence. Don't your teeth ever start hurting with how much you lie through them?


If nothing else, it was lazy on their part.


Well that's not exactly what the OP is saying now is it? And how is it lazy? How is pulling up this one stock image pertaining to hacking any more lazy than pulling up any other stock asset of theirs? It's not going to be any more difficult to insert any other pic there. Hell, have you seen some of the other results for stock images of hacking?



Yeah, I prefer the Fallout one.


Trust in the mainstream media is at an all time low, you'd think they'd want to take precautions to not damage their public image even further.
Look, if I were a teacher and a 6th grader pulled such a photo off google for a class current issues/modern history class it would be fine, but shouldn't mainstream media try to use more realistic images. I think media should be held to a higher standards of professionalism and credible sources than little Timmy in the local elementary school, but to each their own I suppose.
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kevz_210 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Well that's not exactly what the OP is saying now is it? And how is it lazy? How is pulling up this one stock image pertaining to hacking any more lazy than pulling up any other stock asset of theirs? It's not going to be any more difficult to insert any other pic there. Hell, have you seen some of the other results for stock images of hacking?



Yeah, I prefer the Fallout one.


Trust in the mainstream media is at an all time low, you'd think they'd want to take precautions to not damage their public image even further.
Look, if I were a teacher and a 6th grader pulled such a photo off google for a class current issues/modern history class it would be fine, but shouldn't mainstream media try to use more realistic images. I think media should be held to a higher standards of professionalism and credible sources than little Timmy in the local elementary school, but to each their own I suppose.


You gave the very justification for these actions in your own post. CNN is mainstream media, they need to market themselves and their stories to normies, average joes and a big part of that is using images said audience can immediately identify with the topic. You want to know what actual hacling looks like?



That's real hacking. It's dull, untantilizing and does not in any way have the alluring eye catch that would attract an average voewer in CNNs denographic. To them this doesn't look any different than just about any other computer function other than maybe web browsing, especially not at first glance, which is a crucial moment for enticing the reader. When normal people think of hacking they think of stuff shown in media like the matrix, sword art online or even fallout 4. Thus the decision to go with that kind of style only makes sense.
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Posted 1/3/17 , edited 1/3/17

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Seriously though. What is the purpose of this other than the breed a fight, angst or whatever? I can tell you it doesn't serve one. At least not an obvious one that my family or I could see.


Damn your really looking for a fight. Sadly there is no fight here only a joke that is now in orbit over your head.


kevz_210 wrote:

I heard the Russians hacked Fallout?! Someone defend the borders of Skyrim before its too late, the invasion is coming!


Quickly pick up your axes Russia's famed hacking bear division is coming! Ready yourselves and lock your smart phones!!!
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To be a Russian hacker, you need a Russian nationality tho.
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octorockandroll wrote:


kevz_210 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Well that's not exactly what the OP is saying now is it? And how is it lazy? How is pulling up this one stock image pertaining to hacking any more lazy than pulling up any other stock asset of theirs? It's not going to be any more difficult to insert any other pic there. Hell, have you seen some of the other results for stock images of hacking?



Yeah, I prefer the Fallout one.


Trust in the mainstream media is at an all time low, you'd think they'd want to take precautions to not damage their public image even further.
Look, if I were a teacher and a 6th grader pulled such a photo off google for a class current issues/modern history class it would be fine, but shouldn't mainstream media try to use more realistic images. I think media should be held to a higher standards of professionalism and credible sources than little Timmy in the local elementary school, but to each their own I suppose.


You gave the very justification for these actions in your own post. CNN is mainstream media, they need to market themselves and their stories to normies, average joes and a big part of that is using images said audience can immediately identify with the topic. You want to know what actual hacling looks like?



That's real hacking. It's dull, untantilizing and does not in any way have the alluring eye catch that would attract an average voewer in CNNs denographic. To them this doesn't look any different than just about any other computer function other than maybe web browsing, especially not at first glance, which is a crucial moment for enticing the reader. When normal people think of hacking they think of stuff shown in media like the matrix, sword art online or even fallout 4. Thus the decision to go with that kind of style only makes sense.


If your wondering what he did he just looked at his ethernet connection, stopped the ethernet device, changed the MAC address, then started it back up.

Here is a better image of "hacking" it is a network scanner used to find all devices within a certain network and give you their IP address and MAC. It would actually be in their set of tools.

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anikevin wrote:

To be a Russian hacker, you need a Russian nationality tho.


What if I ethnically identify as a Russian?
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octorockandroll wrote:
You gave the very justification for these actions in your own post. CNN is mainstream media, they need to market themselves and their stories to normies, average joes and a big part of that is using images said audience can immediately identify with the topic. You want to know what actual hacling looks like?



That's real hacking. It's dull, untantilizing and does not in any way have the alluring eye catch that would attract an average voewer in CNNs denographic. To them this doesn't look any different than just about any other computer function other than maybe web browsing, especially not at first glance, which is a crucial moment for enticing the reader. When normal people think of hacking they think of stuff shown in media like the matrix, sword art online or even fallout 4. Thus the decision to go with that kind of style only makes sense.


If your wondering what he did he just looked at his ethernet connection, stopped the ethernet device, changed the MAC address, then started it back up.

Here is a better image of "hacking" it is a network scanner used to find all devices within a certain network and give you their IP address and MAC. It would actually be in their set of tools.



The point remains that it will not resonate nearly as well with the demographic of people who watch 24 hour news cycles. It would be stupid for them not to use the more stylistically identifiable image.
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Rujikin wrote:


anikevin wrote:

To be a Russian hacker, you need a Russian nationality tho.


What if I ethnically identify as a Russian?


That's not how it works.
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