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Caprica-Six

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#1 6 years ago
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#2 6 years ago

Well that doesn't seem suspicious at all, now does it?




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#3 6 years ago

Gee, what a shock. I'm most curious whether security issues from this OS arise due to someone doing it for the lulz, or some government employee doing it so they can gather information on the type of people who'd download an Anonymous-brand OS (yeah, that's *real* secure and leet, dipshits).




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#4 6 years ago

I haven't heard anything about this particular OS. It'd be really crappy if it's filled with viruses as the article says it has been accused of (we're just doing it for the lulz). As the BBC article shows the 'official' Anonymous group has disavowed it, so it is to be something they want nothing to do with. That might more credibility to claims it's packed with bad stuff.

Looking through updates real quick, PC World says Source Forge has pulled the distro from its site.




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#5 6 years ago

Any news on who the creators were, how quickly it was disavowed by Anonymous?




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#6 6 years ago
Crazy Wolf;5621965Any news on who the creators were, how quickly it was disavowed by Anonymous?

It seemed as quickly as it was released the 'official' Anon channels distanced themselves from it and criticized it. The guys who are responsible for the distro have a site here, though they haven't updated it in awhile. The intent of this OS was to provide tools and such for people to do what Anon does, but it's not clear if it's clean or not. They are of course saying it is, but the 'official' anon is telling people to steer clear of it.

I don't blame them for being cautious about it, Anon is already being hit with a media scare to make them look bad, last thing they need is being blamed for something that messes up normal people's computers. Plus all the mess with lulzsec and the arrests after one of the users snitched.