posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 07:02 AM
I for one believe Gary, if you watch all the interviews he's as open as you can be and where there's a thing pointed out he holds his hands up and
says I didn't do that because x y z. They were saying why didn't he download a picture but if you listen to him he explains its perfectly well, yes
he's on a 56K dial up AND he's using Remote Anywhere to control the other machine ie when he looks at the photo its actually being displayed on the
other machine and he gets a frame by frame update, the only pace it might have some data would have been in the Temporary Internet folder but it would
have been debatable whether he would have been able to spot it easily.
The point being is he was not downloading directly to his machine, he was displaying it in a crude format on the remote PC and he was getting the
equivalent of screen grabs updated on his end to see it.
He explained that he had to adjust the image quality at the remote end to make it display faster on his 56K connection.
The level of detail that he explains is totally credible, he does not claim to be a mega hacker, he explains he wrote a simple PERL script that he
used in conjunction with other commonly available PERL applications to do the hacking. This wasn't Spooks stuff, it was simply finding a remote
machine to hack, installing Remote Anywhere and taking control of the machine, you can get the same style of software for free now with the only
security that the other computer has to confirm a password BEFORE the remote control is allowed.
As said, Gary could have said he was only doing this a little bit but if you listen to the BBC interview he's very open which to be honest wasn't
really in his best interest as he was telling them how much he had been on there before they caught him, ie giving evidence. Personally he comes
across as an honest and reasonably intelligent guy with the know how to do what he did and clearly it p*ssed off the Americans enough to want to make
an example of him.
Now we know he did it because they confirm he did it, what they won't show is what he saw, the lies that he caused $5000 to each machine he
controlled is total nonsense and simply the lie needed to conviction him of a crime worthy of extradition.
The one thing Gary did wrong was not fear the deadly forces he was playing with, this could have ended numerous other not so well ways for the man,
his luck was that it was on a subject that the US is already an expert in disinfo and ridicule so it was easier to just destroy him legally.
For the US it was a disaster, huge numbers of very important computers left open to hacking by anyone for the world to see, the most powerful nation
in the world being infiltrated by a computer nerd on a regular basis and even chatting to one of their operatives live...Dear oh dear...
Was he brave or stupid, you decide but I truly believe he saw what he did, what IT was I don't know but there's a large part of me that actually
thinks he saw the real deal.
Lucky man...I've seen two things I can't explain but he saw it up close....Lucky lucky man and for once the UK did the right thing by blocking the