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Oh LIGATT, you crack me up!

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I tweeted a couple of months ago about how LIGATT’s now infamous amihackerproof.com site (which claims to be able to be able to tell if you are “hacker proof” – what the fuck is this shit anyway – by scanning your system for vulnerabilities) pretty much returns 0 vulnerabilities on almost every fucking system, including a test box of mine running Damn Vulnerable Linux. (The same thing was reported by the folks over at Attrition, as well as various other people.)

After Evans was given airtime on CNN again yesterday (some things never change), I decided, out of curiosity, to see if there was any improvement to be had on the LIGATT epic trainwreck front.

Ok, confession: I didn’t actually think LIGATT would improve anything even if a huge pile of hardened shit smacked them where the sun doesn’t shine, I was just bored and decided to have some cheap laughs at the loser Gregory Evans’ expense. There, I said it.

Now, here goes. The screenshot is pretty much self-explanatory, and I’d rather have the screenshots do the talking mocking instead of rehashing the same crock of LIGATT failures over and over again.

Here is another screenshot that makes it clear that it is an instance of DVL running in case Evans or one of his talentless army of sockpuppets try to utilize the BAWWW IT IS PHOTOSHOPPED PIXELS BAWWW. (I don’t have any Photoshopping talent anyway, but moving on…)

Strangely, this scan was going on a lot longer than any of the lolscans I’ve done via LIGATT’s site, so I was a tiny bit curious if they’d stolen another piece of software and claimed it as their own while somehow managing to configure it properly something had changed.

However, to nobody’s surprise, here are the results that I received via email. DVL has ZERO VULNERABILITIES, you guise! Totally safe and secure! Install it on your desktop now!

*eyerolls*

While it is funny to point and laugh at LIGATT/Evans, I honestly don’t understand why he keeps getting airtime spouting things that should be common sense. I get it, they need a “security expert” or whatever the fuck they’re calling those people these days blah blah, but why Evans? The average person on the street would probably be able to tell you the things Evans says in yesterday’s video (to give an example), and without the chance of fooling users who don’t care enough about security to do some basic research on Evans and his company before thinking “Hey, this guy is on CNN, he must be legit, I’ll go to his site, OH LOOKIE NO VULNS, I AM SAFE, SO I CAN NOW DOWNLOAD trollface.jpg.vbs.exe without worry! I am hacker proof!”

Sigh.

Frankly, I’m tired of talking about LIGATT, posting/tweeting about him, etc…because it seems that no matter how much we lay the facts out there, the media, his customers (if he actually has any), and the general public simply does not give a shit.

It is even more exhausting when mainstream media outlets validate his nonsense by letting him shoot his mouth off on air. I’m fucking tired of this crap, but I’m not going to pretend to have a solution as for how we can do better.

PS. Apologies for the awful image quality.

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Written by ophelia

November 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Posted in FAIL, LIGATT

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  1. Mr. Evans has some true blue haters. Keep doing your thing Mr. Evans because clearly your haters are the ones making you more and more popular.

    A black man can’t do anything without the white man trying to always bring them down.

    Sam White

    December 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    • Yes, and now that we’ve got the Indian women conspiring with us we will be unstoppable! Mwahahahaha!

      kylecooper

      December 3, 2010 at 1:54 am

  2. lol umm, would you recommend a linux OS as a simple tool for cracking cum cyber crime cum security measure management cum educational purposes cum whatever. umm, and if so, where is a good beginner/all purpose free online (understandable) trainer site (for a linux OS).
    umm, where is a good introductory/ beginner/all purpose general protocol online site.
    ohh yeah, a good intro IP address/intro sock(et) site?

    MrX

    November 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm


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