I've been reading some reports on the Childs' case in the mainstream and IT media today, and I'm fairly amazed at the level of misinformation out there right now. Everything from articles stating that Childs' locked the city out of their WLAN, to claims that he had locked all the users out of the network, to claims that the press just this morning discovered the fact that the city of San Francisco entered unredacted lists of VPN groupnames and passwords into the public record. I posted about it last Thursday, the morning after it happened, and at least a day before they shut down VPN access. Heck, one of those articles said that Childs had made them public. One memorable one seemed to infer that since Childs could make one phone call a day from jail, that he could still be "hacking into the network". I've seen a lot in my time in IT, but I've yet to meet someone who can personally converse with a modem.
I won't link these stories since they're not hard to find, and I really don't think that there's any point to making an example of anyone.
The signal-to-noise ratio of this case is off the charts.
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