Welcome to AnonOpsAnonOps (Anonymous Operations) IRC is an international communication platform frequented by Anonymous and other activists. You can join our network using your own IRC client or our webchat.
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The Heartbleed Bug and Other Nasty StuffUnless you have been living under a rock or just recently emerged from the basement, you have heard about this bug. Make no mistake, it is very dangerous. Much is still unknown at this point but what info is available needs to be dealt with and fast. A lot of information has come out so start checking this info against your systems. Figure out what is vuln and fix it. For us, Cloudflare handled the public facing side of our web services. The backend had updated SSL installed immediately. Necessary changes were made to nginx, certs revoked and regenerated. The IRCd servers use GNUTLS. They were not vulnerable but we updated them anyhow. We did our part. Now you do yours. You need updated OpenVPN clients, IRC clients, etc. Update your own servers. Any application that uses the affected OpenSSL libraries needs to be updated or disabled until updates become available.
Hypocrisy At It's FinestI don't think there is any way to describe this other than the few words in the title. For a while now we have watched our governments prosecute Anonymous individuals for conducting DDoS attacks, but it seems another group should be facing charges too. We are referring to the government. Full story here. We are appalled by this revelation that a government would prosecute their citizens for a crime but commit the same crime themselves only to go unpunished. Edward Snowden is a brave individual fighting for what he believes in and words cannot express how thankful we are for what he has done. We can only hope that this leak helps to aid those who have been so wrongly prosecuted in their legal battles.
Remembering AaronA year ago, the online community learned of a terrible tragedy. Aaron Swartz, hounded by the US goverment and threatened with decades behind bars, took his own life. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends during this emotional and difficult time. He contributed his time and intelligence to create a more open place, to connect more people together and further allow the free flow of information to those who seek to learn. Information should not be a commodity, packaged and sold only to those who can afford to do so by greedy corporations or hidden away from the people by governements who spend our money to spy on us. As the anniversary of his death passes, we ask that you join us in taking a stand.
February 11, 2014 is the day we fight back. We must all speak out against the obliteraton of our privacy by governments everywhere and to stop the persecution of activists by vindictive governments.
It is time we are heard.
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