Archive for July, 2007

WordPress and Akamai; What’s Up

July 16, 2007

Since February, the Fatsavage has been using tools like dnsstuff.com and VisualRoute to track the location of Kiddie Porn Sites. Contrary to popular belief, these sites are mostly located in America and show pictures of living and abused American Children. If the Kiddie Porn Sites were not Government property, they would have been shut down.

Recently, I happened to explore my relationship with wordpress.com, and found that not all WordPress users were the same. Some were on servers located in Dallas while me and some of my friends were hosted on various routes monitored by known Honeypot technology.

I really didn’t think that this was much of an earth shattering revelation as it’s pretty obvious. With 60 million people all over the globe sharing information and communicating with each other, any intelligence service worth a damn ought to be monitoring the genre. Now personally, I found it a little offensive when I found out that I was my own Honeypot, but my friend MikeE felt proud that he had his own special Honeypot.

I was really just getting started in trying to figure out the Intelligence Community. I mean are all self proclaimed drug using libertarians on one server, Military Wives on another Honeypot system and Islamics on another is there some set of rules to determine how each is classified. I mean, on one computer on my network I was fed Arab Porn on another Kiddie porn so their classifications were not yet infallible.

Now the Game is Done.

It seems that after Mike E, last visit and request for knowledge, I did a traceroute to find out where he was hosted only to find it ending in the Akamai Technologies System. Their services analyze and manage Web traffic, transmitting content from the server geographically closest to the end use. All browser requests for a website like The Open Container Speedway are directed to the closest one of 15,000 servers located in 70 countries. This makes them super fast and attracts high traffic customers like Apple, FedEx, Microsoft, MTV Networks, the US Department of Defense and Victoria’s Secret.

Now the thing that customers like Microsoft, The Department of Defense and Victoria’s Secrets have in common is big volume and deep pockets to pay for the service.

Now my problem is trying to figure out who’s paying for this instantaneous and unpublished move.

Like overnight all WordPress.com blogs are being serviced by Akamai who is so big, rich and successful, they have just been made part of the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index while the corporate presence behind WordPress is so poor, that they had to beg $1million from venture capitalists to hire their 5th employee.

I mean I just don’t get it. Who in the world would want to hide every WordPress Blog and their associated honeypots behind the walled garden of Akamai and be willing to pay for that secrecy?????

Even worse, why don’t bloggers care???

Just A little Depressed!

July 15, 2007

You can’t possibly believe that swimmer’s ear is dehabilitating. Alright, I didn’t go to my doctor crying just because my ear was plugged up and I probably didn’t even mention it to him when I saw him on our weekly social visit but I did get it checked before I got on the plane to visit the newest beautiful granddaughter.

He prescribed some ear drops and I made the mistake of reading the label which said that I would lose all my ear hair, and it would burn a hole in my eardrum which would travel though my head as I slept and if I used too much and slept on my side the hole would go all the way through the earth and end up in China. So I used just enough to keep the pain at bay but apparently not enough to cure the infection so I ended up with a real full body infection which gave me the blah’s.

He gave me Cipro which is the only know cure for anthraces, and told me if I drank too much at night, it would flush the antibiotic out of my body but I could make up for it by taking an extra pill. He also gave me an antihistamine which caused me to break out in a sever allergic reaction which could only be cured by steroids so I took them too. I also had to go back to the ear drops to replace the antihistamine.

It’s hard to write when you’re sick and easy to get depressed when your taking steroids. So in the midst of wallowing in self pity. My friend Mike E. visits and asks about his special server and honeypot. He did get the gist of being stalked and all of his friends being stalked so I was going to do just a little more work which turns out to be a lot of work and raises even more fears for the paranoid libertarians among us. That will be covered next post.

The next Depressing thing was that stupid resume for Shannon Perkins I discovered. It showed she was in all those professional organizations with their “Codes of Ethics” and the fact that she committed major big time ethic’s violations and demonstrable perjury to the point that I feel morally bound to make a formal judicial complaint and see if I can get her decertified as an expert and perhaps perjury charges filed against her. She deserves no less.

Perhaps the most distressing aspect is reader analysis. If I had to guess, about half are pedophiles worried about their own one way tickets to jail and hell, and the other half are people who are worried about the Government Invasion of Privacy in the post 911 era under the idiot in charge. Unfortunately, I suspect most are under 18 and not able to be of any political influence. Oh yeah, I forgot th group from the moral majority who actually approve of spying on sinners so they leave comments calling me a Cretan and telling me to accept Christ and I won’t care about privacy anymore because I won’t be doing anything wrong (There is a certain logic to that!)

Oh well, like most writers, I write for myself and if anybody enjoys it, it’s a blessing

GhostSurfer Sucks!

July 9, 2007

Right from the start I should have figured out that Tenebril GhostSurf (which promised an anonymous Internet connection to let you surf the Web) was bullshit. I mean I purchased a copy at Office Max so I paid cash to be totally anonymous only to find out that the cd was merely a connection to an Internet download site which loaded me up with two distinct 20 mg downloads. In order to get that far, I had to give them my email address and product key which immediately tied my ghost surfing habits to my machine.

Can this story get worse? Of course or it wouldn’t be worth a blog!

When the main menu pops up to offer spyware protection, anonymous surfing and 3 other items of lesser value, nothing would work until each line item was individually activated by putting in your product code and email address. Now when I first started surfing, I did a DNS check and traceroute on myself to find out how anonymous it was. That’s when I found out that anonymous surfing was neither anonymous or the set default. If you wanted to be anonymous, you were supposed to check invisible.

OK, I tested invisible.

Visual Traceroute (which is a very cool program) rejected my connection without comment. A traceroute from Pakistan (which is a high technology nation) tracked me to an ev1 server in Houston without comment. Now Dnsstuff.com which is another cool site tracked me to the same ev1 server identified as IP 207.44.220.36. They went onto say that this was a well known proxy server, that it was infected with malware and if I ever returned from that proxy and infected their machines, they would hunt me like a dog and ban my real IP for life. (or something equally threatening). So now I find that I’m still not anonymous. I’m on a fixed proxy with a know IP with a registered copy to my email and machine and any government agency or proficient hacker can break my veil of secrecy.

Can it be worse?

Of course, I got infected by a bot on my most highly protected and very anonymous machine which had a true alternate identity. The infection was so aggressive the machine was worthless.

Was it anonymous?

Not a chance, the index.dat files were loaded with crap including the URL history and pictures in cache memory and there were cookies I was so pissed removing this paid program from my machine that I bearly had time to document the technical details for the blog at Tigerstail.

I will say one thing about the Feds spying on you, your machine is fairly clean of most malware and you are free to quickly surf even if the answers to searches might be wrong or incomplete. This is the worst nastiest infection I have seen in 10 years of surfing the net and it simply can’t be removed without wiping the drive and reinstalling.

Shockmeshocker.com Is Shocking

July 7, 2007

So I was doing my final follow up on castingcouchteens.com (which is a very nasty site on it’s own) when I noticed that the spawn of CCT all pull their Javascript from the same address which is just an IP number, 64.38.231.41

Of course, I’m curious and run a traceroute to the server which is hosted by CWIE off a Level 3 backbone, the same as castingcouchteens.com which makes sense if you are using this IP as your JavaScript server. The only unusual detail was the IP check reveled a verified reverse name of shockmeshocker.com by two different services.

As discussed separately, shockmeshocker.com was one of those sites that you just couldn’t find information on no matter how hard you tried. I did an aboutus.org search which reported that “There is currently no text in this page”. An alexa.com search said there was no data available. When I Googed it, I found the cache pages were unavailable and there was no meaningful information about the site.

So finally, I went to the site and got slammed with an automatic redirect which offered me about 100 free video clips- some involving that world famous Texas daddy abusing his daughter. Today, when I was fact checking, Aboutus is now providing minimal information but when I put shockmeshocker.com in my Google search bar and pressed enter, it never did a search, it just slammed me with that automatic redirect for porn videos.

Now I’m really curious to find out who in the world would host this nasty crap. Whois provided exactly what I thought, no information at all except that the site was allegedly located in the United Kingdom. A traceroute from dnsstuff.com showed that it traveled to New York on the Level 3 backbone before being connected to ISPrime system and was hosted by them. Visual Route from Ashburn showed a path to New York connecting to ISPrime and ipipe hosting while the Visual Route TraceRoute from London connected to ISPrime in New York and hosting by ipipe.

Well, it is fairly obvious that ISPrime is the Web Host and it’s most likely located in New York but just to check, we did a traceroute from Australia which took us to New York, as did traceroutes from Austria and Pakistan. So no matter where in the world you start from, you can’t get fucked by shockmeshocker.com until you reach ISPrime in New York. Once again a protected American site is exploiting a poor Texas child by facilitating the viewing of her sexual abuse online.

Now I have to admit the begots from this site are a little more difficult to track and at least the foreign locations are plausible but I’m still sure we’ll find some roots in the good old USA.

Be Careful What You Think!

July 6, 2007

While I was on vacation, I got a few comments which hasn’t happened in awhile. It would appear that while I was gone, a human evaluated me and found that I was no more seditious than any other True American and that I could go back to normal WordPress blogging.

While I was on my special honeypot server, comments were blocked, it took three or four tries to post a comment and if I was evaluating a comment at the same time the Feds were, I got some silly instruction that the server was under maintenance and I should not change my browser by deleting the comment, going to another site, or hitting the back button for 5 minutes.

Regular readers know that when I was in this special Honeypot zone, I pointed out that I was my own Honeypot and all the information a Honeypot could acquire. But, in general, the blog is it’s own unique media that captures an instant in time without either a history or a future so you can’t expect occasional visitors to really know you.

All this came to mind when an obviously young surfer asked in broken English two comments about “sex for boy” and “i like see boy sex”. Now, once again, regular readers know this site is more about technological invasion of privacy and I don’t do that sort of thing but even worse he seemed to ignore my caveats about protecting his identity and entrapment. When a comment is made at WordPress, the IP is captured and since he made 2 comments in 2 minutes with the same IP, it’s a pretty good bet it’s for real and it tracks to Saudi Arabia. Moreover, he gave an accurate email address with an obvious Arab name that appears to be real. Unless he’s framing an enemy, he’s framed himself.

Personally, as pissed as I am at the USA government for invasion of privacy and perjury at trial, I’d rather take my chances with American lawyers than Islamic thought police in Saudi Arabia who are known to kidnap, maim and kill.

By the way, this lesson applies to all. The very nature of blogging is to seek audience and adulation. To the extent we reveal our innermost thoughts, index them and use similar key words each time to build audience share makes us accessible by Google. If you don’t believe that the Feds are using the same and better search engines to find our innermost secretes- your out of your fucking mind.