October 31, 2014

Sharyl Attkisson Releases Video of Her Computer Being Hacked in Real Time
— Ace

It certainly does appear as if someone is accessing the computer remotely.

Video below, or here.

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1 Thanks!~

Posted by: Ghoul 'ette at October 31, 2014 08:49 AM (IXrOn)

2 Not a smidgen of corruption!

Posted by: wooga at October 31, 2014 08:49 AM (yDyha)

3 Corgis have been summoned.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at October 31, 2014 08:51 AM (5ic5a)

4 undoubtedly agents of the Koch Brothers trying to make our government look even worse than it would otherwise.

Posted by: mallfly at October 31, 2014 08:51 AM (bJm7W)

5 This gets more interesting by the day.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at October 31, 2014 08:52 AM (0HooB)

6 I can't wait for the arrests and trials.

Posted by: shillelagh at October 31, 2014 08:52 AM (hRzu2)

7 Yep. She's been hacked. She doesn't seem to know what is going on at first, that is for sure. *weaponization of government ~Whittle

Posted by: Ghoul 'ette at October 31, 2014 08:52 AM (IXrOn)

8
I'm sure she will admit to all her crimes in a coming show trial.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 08:53 AM (1nB6R)

9 That's a weird hack, though.  Just editing a transcript?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 08:55 AM (JtwS4)

10 The DOJ  should look into  this.

Posted by: Soona at October 31, 2014 08:55 AM (AWcPC)

11 hmmmm "unable to connect to server"

Someone really doesn't want me to see this video.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 31, 2014 08:55 AM (AC0lD)

12 That's a weird hack, though. Just editing a transcript? Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 01:55 PM (JtwS4) intimidation, I suppose

Posted by: Ghoul 'ette at October 31, 2014 08:55 AM (IXrOn)

13 Doesn't she realize it's a Federal offense to show the government committing a Federal offense?

Posted by: Frankie Kafka at October 31, 2014 08:55 AM (XO6WW)

14 Hold on, this is weird and suspicious. If I wanted to compromise someone's computer files I would connect to it and start rm -f */ in certain directories, obliterating entire file contents. Who would take the time to crawl through individual files and delete individual paragraphs with mouse highlighting?

Posted by: Roadrunner at October 31, 2014 08:55 AM (nWv04)

15 But Vox already said she's just a stupid girl that doesn't know anything about hacking!

Posted by: MJ at October 31, 2014 08:55 AM (oari7)

16 No way they thought she would record this. No way.

Posted by: Ghoul 'ette at October 31, 2014 08:56 AM (IXrOn)

17 How does she know that-- it wasn't CBS? Maybe David Rhodes bugged her computer for bro boy.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River Guide at October 31, 2014 08:56 AM (RJMhd)

18 In an honest government the people doing this would have already been prosecuted and jailed.  Too bad we haven't had a government remotely honest in 200 years.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at October 31, 2014 08:56 AM (u9gzs)

19 I'm not sure that's how any of this works.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs is planning his isolated man-hut at October 31, 2014 08:56 AM (X3xYu)

20

Stupid codebase code keeps embiggening threads with videos embedded, Mr O'Spades

Posted by: Bigby's Senor Wences Handpuppet at October 31, 2014 08:56 AM (3ZtZW)

21 So...... that's just cartoony. Is this real life?

Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 08:56 AM (FA3Z7)

22 Hold on, this is weird and suspicious. If I wanted to compromise someone's computer files I would connect to it and start rm -f */ in certain directories, obliterating entire file contents. Who would take the time to crawl through individual files and delete individual paragraphs with mouse highlighting? Posted by: Roadrunner at October 31, 2014 01:55 PM (nWv04) she also claims they activated her skype presumably again, to intimidate

Posted by: Ghoul 'ette at October 31, 2014 08:56 AM (IXrOn)

23 Edited! You can't see her hands, she's doing it! It's her bosses at CBS! POLTERGEISTS!

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at October 31, 2014 08:56 AM (mf5HN)

24 Wouldn't someone with root access(assuming this) just instantly wipe her stuff rather than comically delete stuff?

Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 08:57 AM (FA3Z7)

25 So this happened last year?

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at October 31, 2014 08:57 AM (U4SLf)

26 The DOJ should look into this. Posted by: Soona


So that's what it looks like on the other end when we do that.  Heh.

Posted by: The DOJ at October 31, 2014 08:57 AM (MNq6o)

27 Odd. I assume some will claim she had a wireless keyboard off camera, perhaps with an accomplice, and faking it.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 31, 2014 08:57 AM (ZPrif)

28 10 The DOJ should look into this. Posted by: Soona at October 31, 2014 They did. Who do you think is responsible for this?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, let's bungle in the jungle at October 31, 2014 08:58 AM (b5BZa)

29 20 Stupid codebase code keeps embiggening threads with videos embedded, Mr O'Spades

Posted by: Bigby's Senor Wences Handpuppet at October 31, 2014 01:56 PM (3ZtZW)


It's below the fold so at least it doesn't take forever to load the main page.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at October 31, 2014 08:58 AM (u9gzs)

30

This is how you mess with people, scare them.

 

looks like remote to me

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 31, 2014 08:58 AM (6/J77)

31

Hello, alex.  I hadn't seen you this morning.

 

I thought maybe the Outside had eaten you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 08:58 AM (JtwS4)

32 Right, I thought she said it was meant as intimidation -- she was meant to see that.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 31, 2014 08:58 AM (ZPrif)

33 If they did this to make her seem crazy, congrats, she looks crazy now.

Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 08:58 AM (FA3Z7)

34 How does she know that--

it wasn't CBS?<<<<<<<<<

The security analysts traced it to the govt is what she has stated.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 08:58 AM (1nB6R)

35 POLTERGEISTS!

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at October 31, 2014 01:56 PM (mf5HN)

 

Naa, we're in your closet with the spiders.

Posted by: poltergeist in the Closet at October 31, 2014 08:58 AM (sWgE+)

36 You can't see her hands, she's doing it! It's her bosses at CBS! POLTERGEISTS! IT'S COMING FROM INSIDE THE LAPTOP!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at October 31, 2014 08:58 AM (5ic5a)

37 At one point, it looks like she is showing us that she cannot access/select the drop downs. Like she is blocked from saving, or UNDO, or whatever she was trying to click. She lost control completely in that short clip. Someone else had control.

Posted by: Ghoul 'ette at October 31, 2014 08:58 AM (IXrOn)

38 How does the story go? CBS hired someone to look at her computer for her? Why the hell does she trust CBS--The Fake But Accurate--network to do that for her? Ugh. I feel like she is being set up. She should stick with trying to reveal the connections between Rhodes and Rhodes. That should be pushed more. That is very concrete.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River Guide at October 31, 2014 08:59 AM (RJMhd)

39 Sharyl Attkisson is a muther fucking ass kicker.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at October 31, 2014 08:59 AM (nbOS6)

40 Sharyl Attkisson is a muther fucking ass kicker.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at October 31, 2014 08:59 AM (nbOS6)

41 If a liberal working for the Obama re-election campaign posted this video, citing it as evidence that someone working for McCain was hacking their files, would you just trust them or ask for more evidence? The camera view is very narrow and up close. For all we know there is a usb/bluetooth mouse and keyboard to the side just scrolling and deleting things. Remarkable claims require remarkable evidence. I don't doubt for a moment the government is corrupt and hacking people, but if we want to raise awareness about the problem then it needs to be done seriously.

Posted by: Roadrunner at October 31, 2014 08:59 AM (nWv04)

42 That's a weird hack, though. Just editing a transcript? They're sending a message. What would you think if, after you investigated TFG's clown car of an administration, somebody started remotely deleting stuff while you're on your own computer?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at October 31, 2014 08:59 AM (0HooB)

43 If a liberal working for the Obama re-election campaign posted this video, citing it as evidence that someone working for McCain was hacking their files, would you just trust them or ask for more evidence? Posted by: Roadrunner at October 31, 2014 01:59 PM (nWv04) This times 1000.

Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 08:59 AM (FA3Z7)

44 18 In an honest government the people doing this would have already been prosecuted and jailed. Too bad we haven't had a government remotely honest in 200 years. What did James Madison do in the middle of his term to make it all go wrong? Put your thinking caps on, 'rons.

Posted by: Citizen X at October 31, 2014 08:59 AM (7ObY1)

45 And the other news media are rushing to her defense in 3, 2...

Posted by: rd at October 31, 2014 08:59 AM (J7NUM)

46 Several staffers at CBS News saw things differently: Attkisson's coverage of the Obama administration was agenda-driven, they said, and led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting. So does that mean Woodward and Bernstein's efforts on Watergate were "agenda-driven"? Those CBS staffers and network executives are so full of shit. The bulk of Attkisson's work since 2009 had focused on the failures or perceived failures of the administration. Makes perfect sense. People get called out on the things they do wrong, not what they do right, which, in this administration's case doesn't amount to much.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at October 31, 2014 08:59 AM (9srI4)

47 WHO WAS MOUSE???

Posted by: Dang at October 31, 2014 08:59 AM (MNq6o)

48 What video player is that anyway? Sites with videos like that always give me troubles. I mean, I know what embedded youtube videos look like, what type of video player is that?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 31, 2014 09:00 AM (ZPrif)

49 Wouldn't someone with root access(assuming this) just instantly wipe her stuff rather than comically delete stuff? Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 01:57 PM (FA3Z7) Depends. It looks to me like someone remotely accessing and trying to c&p what she was writing and accidentally deleting sections while doing so.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at October 31, 2014 09:00 AM (mf5HN)

50 33 If they did this to make her seem crazy, congrats, she looks crazy now. Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 Crazy enough to enter my house and blow me? Oops wrong thread

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, let's bungle in the jungle at October 31, 2014 09:00 AM (b5BZa)

51 If she had hard copies of those emails that Ben sent David--if David was dumb enough to forward those to her or anyone else. That would be useful.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River Guide at October 31, 2014 09:00 AM (RJMhd)

52 Odd. I assume some will claim she had a wireless keyboard off camera, perhaps with an accomplice, and faking it. Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 31, 2014 01:57 PM (ZPrif) or someone sitting in a car accessing her wireless in the street cctv: coming to a neighborhood near you

Posted by: Ghoul 'ette at October 31, 2014 09:00 AM (IXrOn)

53 I thought maybe the Outside had eaten you. Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 01:58 PM Soon...

Posted by: Clown-Sized Face Spiders That Are Definitely Not in AtC's Closet at October 31, 2014 09:00 AM (knoK7)

54


>>>It's below the fold so at least it doesn't take forever to load the main page.

 

Different issue entirely. Videos didn't break the blog before. WTF happened?

Posted by: Bigby's Senor Wences Handpuppet at October 31, 2014 09:00 AM (3ZtZW)

55 State of ME says it believes Kaci Hickox roommate in Africa tested positive for Ebola but any risk to Kaci from that incident has passed

Posted by: The Progs at October 31, 2014 09:01 AM (iQIUe)

56 So, in the video, she's controlling the mouse? That's the clicking sound, right? She's trying to rest control back from whoever is hacking her?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 31, 2014 09:01 AM (ZPrif)

57 wrest

Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 31, 2014 09:01 AM (ZPrif)

58 Crazy enough to enter my house and blow me? Oops wrong thread Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, let's bungle in the jungle at October 31, 2014 02:00 PM (b5BZa) It's never the wrong thread for BJs.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 31, 2014 09:01 AM (DrWcr)

59 I'm so sick of the fucked up corrupt clusterfuck of a goddam mess we have not running a goddam thing except their fucking mouths. There are 10,000 who need public flogging followed by slow hanging.

Posted by: maddogg at October 31, 2014 09:01 AM (xWW96)

60 AtC, do not click on the link in my nic. The rest of youse, Happy Halloween

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2014 09:01 AM (cbfNE)

61 I DID like the soothing music she listens to while working, though.

Posted by: Ghoul 'ette at October 31, 2014 09:01 AM (IXrOn)

62 You know it's not a moron messing with her files.  A moron would be typing "penis" and "cooter" everywhere.

Posted by: Dang at October 31, 2014 09:02 AM (MNq6o)

63 THEN WHO WAS LAPTOP?!?

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at October 31, 2014 09:02 AM (RRbuy)

64 60 AtC, do not click on the link in my nic. The rest of youse, Happy Halloween Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2014 02:01 PM (cbfNE) Worse thought: what size insect population would there need to be to support that many spiders?

Posted by: Insomniac at October 31, 2014 09:03 AM (DrWcr)

65 Hello, alex. I hadn't seen you this morning. I thought maybe the Outside had eaten you. Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 01:58 PM (JtwS4) I was working at work. *hangs head* I know, I know, I have violated the Moron Way.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at October 31, 2014 09:03 AM (mf5HN)

66

Look, can't we just not give her the benefit of doubt because she isn't helping the progressive communist cause every way she can?

I mean, the bitch!

Why isn't she helping the progressive movement when she has such a position of power? It must be because she's white and maybe likes white men.

It's just outrageous the lies she's lying about. She needs to go to jail, quite frankly.




Posted by: Rev. Dr. Esp PhD Buzz Bunnies at October 31, 2014 09:03 AM (cNiT0)

67 34 How does she know that-- it wasn't CBS?<<<<<<<<< The security analysts traced it to the govt is what she has stated. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 01:58 PM (1nB6R) ********* Hmm... but the security analysts was hired by CBS--right?

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River Guide at October 31, 2014 09:03 AM (RJMhd)

68
Apparently CBS hired 2 different analysts and Attkisson also hired her own.  They all came to the same conclusion.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 09:03 AM (1nB6R)

69

In a recent post for Vox, TImothy B. Lee demonstrated how Attkisson's so-called "evidence" isn't necessarily anything more than the "routine technical glitches that everyone suffers."

 

There you go, clingers.  Vox has debunked it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 09:03 AM (JtwS4)

70 So, in the video, she's controlling the mouse? That's the clicking sound, right? She's trying to rest control back from whoever is hacking her? Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 31, 2014 02:01 PM (ZPrif) Similar to those remote programs that that tech support might use.

Posted by: The Remote Hat at October 31, 2014 09:03 AM (lN8KC)

71 Now, first of all, child predators are a vile lot. But the hackers are extremely competent nowadays and every time I read of someone caught with kiddy porn on a computer I take the article with a grain of salt. It's easy to get control of someones computer -- especially if they're not doing anything to disable javascript, which is nothing but a virus insertion program.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at October 31, 2014 09:03 AM (zxQ4h)

72 I was working at work. *hangs head* I know, I know, I have violated the Moron Way. Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at October 31, 2014 02:03 PM (mf5HN) I don't even know who you are anymore.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 31, 2014 09:04 AM (DrWcr)

73 I apologize for my crude language.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at October 31, 2014 09:04 AM (nbOS6)

74 62 You know it's not a moron messing with her files. A moron would be typing "penis" and "cooter" everywhere. Posted by: Dang at October 31, 2014 02:02 PM Boobehs & samimiches sugar tits

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, let's bungle in the jungle at October 31, 2014 09:04 AM (b5BZa)

75 Attkissons pc - looks like it could be a macro/script.

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2014 09:04 AM (cbfNE)

76

Commenters on Plotico are already saying " you can hear her clicking, Shes doing it. Dumbasses. You can she cant access the pulldowns

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 31, 2014 09:04 AM (6/J77)

77 I thought maybe the Outside had eaten you.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 01:58 PM (JtwS4)


I was working at work.

*hangs head* I know, I know, I have violated the Moron Way.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at October 31, 2014 02:03 PM (mf5HN)

 

 

The feasting is tonight.

Posted by: Face size spider in AtC's Closet at October 31, 2014 09:04 AM (sWgE+)

78 Oops, not a pc, it's a mac. Still could be a macro/script.

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2014 09:05 AM (cbfNE)

79 Rod Dreher at The American Conservative does his best to serve up Attkisson as a looney in service of TAC's sworn fealty to Obama - two posts before he explains that voodoo is real.

Posted by: peter at October 31, 2014 09:05 AM (HJKMj)

80 I just think it is highly likely that it is her own flipping boss David Rhodes.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River Guide at October 31, 2014 09:05 AM (RJMhd)

81 WEER IN UR LAPTOP, VIOLATN UR RITSE.

Posted by: The Lolcat NSA at October 31, 2014 09:05 AM (9TK8E)

82 Boobehs & samimiches sugar tits But first...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at October 31, 2014 09:06 AM (0HooB)

83

I don't care if Matthew McConaughey is super ripped these days, he needs to keep his clothes on fer crissake.

http://tinyurl.com/8wrcqco

Posted by: maddogg at October 31, 2014 09:06 AM (xWW96)

84 Another problem is she doesn't really seem self-conscious about how ridiculous it looks.

Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 09:06 AM (FA3Z7)

85 She lost control completely in that short clip. Someone else had control. Posted by: Ghoul 'ette at October 31, 2014 01:58 PM (IXrOn) We told you not to adjust your television. We have control.

Posted by: Outer Limits at October 31, 2014 09:06 AM (vZe08)

86 and Attkisson also hired her own. They all came to the same conclusion. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 02:03 PM (1nB6R) ******** Okay thanks.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River Guide at October 31, 2014 09:06 AM (RJMhd)

87 Posted by: maddogg at October 31, 2014 02:06 PM (xWW96) yeah definitely paste that

Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 09:06 AM (FA3Z7)

88 and Attkisson also hired her own. They all came to the same conclusion. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 02:03 PM (1nB6R) I need a detailed writeup. She *claims* they agreed with her, but they are under NDA.

Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 09:07 AM (FA3Z7)

89 I'm getting marshmallows for the roast at maddog's corpse.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 09:07 AM (JtwS4)

90 I'm very suspicious of this video, since this Attkisson person seems to have a political agenda instead of simply reporting the news. Speaking of which, I see that O'Keefe extremist released another video which he edited to make hardworking campaign volunteers look bad. I wish my Republican party could run on real solutions for the middle class instead of extremists with hidden camera tricks.

Posted by: Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein at October 31, 2014 09:08 AM (Ks4nX)

91 Several staffers at CBS News saw things differently: Attkisson's coverage of the Obama administration was agenda-driven, they said, and led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting.

The problem wasn't that her reporting was agenda-driven.

The problem was that her reporting was driven by the "wrong" agenda...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 31, 2014 09:08 AM (wtvvX)

92 54  Different issue entirely. Videos didn't break the blog before. WTF happened?

Posted by: Bigby's Senor Wences Handpuppet at October 31, 2014 02:00 PM (3ZtZW)



Videos above the fold have always killed the main page. At least since I have been coming here in 2008.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at October 31, 2014 09:08 AM (u9gzs)

93

MSN; LONE WOLF LONE WOLF HACKER

 

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 31, 2014 09:08 AM (6/J77)

94 I had the same thing happen but it was with a cucumber.

Posted by: That guy in the ER with a cucumber stuck in his butt at October 31, 2014 09:08 AM (MNq6o)

95 At least give us the writeup of the one she hired. I need details.

Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 09:08 AM (FA3Z7)

96 In a recent post for Vox, TImothy B. Lee demonstrated how Attkisson's so-called "evidence" isn't necessarily anything more than the "routine technical glitches that everyone suffers." -- LOL. Someone tell Vox that it's other people do NOT get their articles magically written for them when they type in the super sekrit password "I <3 Obama"

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2014 09:08 AM (cbfNE)

97
In any case, its not a hard leap to say the govt was doing it and/or some people at CBS were also in on it.  I mean they are getting away with "hard drives crashing" for every scandal that comes along.

If there is any of such thoughts, we should disabuse ourselves of the notion that this govt isn't acting exactly like Stalin would.  They are using govt power in EVERY govt institution to push socialism and to attack conservatives.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 09:09 AM (1nB6R)

98 Commenters on Plotico .... Is that where the plotters hang out?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2014 09:09 AM (W5DcG)

99

I need a detailed writeup. She *claims* they agreed with her, but they are under NDA.

 

She did name a security guy yesterday, whom I found on LinkedIn to be who she says he is. 

 

I would expect him to disassociate himself from the story if that part weren't true.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 09:09 AM (JtwS4)

100 Another problem is she doesn't really seem self-conscious about how ridiculous it looks. Again: you're at your own computer when funny things start happening. You grab your smartphone, and start taping. She tried to show the keyboard. If it was only her, I might be more suspicious. *cough* James Rosen *cough*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at October 31, 2014 09:09 AM (0HooB)

101 Incredible video.

She is a hero to me, along with many reporters on FOX: Catherine Herridge, Jennifer Griffin, Rosen, etc. They have courage. I thank God for them and those willing to stand up.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Detective of infectious disease czarina at October 31, 2014 09:09 AM (dMEBN)

102 Yikes!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 31, 2014 09:09 AM (4+IgA)

103 Sharyl, whatever you do, stay the hell away from Fort Marcy Park.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2014 09:09 AM (CMkNk)

104 The real question is why iPhones take such stupid format videos.

Posted by: --- at October 31, 2014 09:10 AM (MMC8r)

105 At least give us the writeup of the one she hired.

I need details.  <<<<<<<<<<

Supposedly its in the book.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 09:10 AM (1nB6R)

106 Boobehs & samimiches sugar tits But first... Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at October 31, 2014 02:06 PM (0HooB) I'm not crawling through any windows.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at October 31, 2014 09:10 AM (mf5HN)

107

She needs to just  keep being a reporter.  There is a part of me that's enjoying the schadenfreud  here.  She voted  for the SCOAMT in 2008 (we know she did) and she's reaping the rewards of going along with the non-vetting.

 

She's doing a good job reporting on the regime so far.  She should stick with those stories.

Posted by: Soona at October 31, 2014 09:10 AM (AWcPC)

108

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2014 02:09 PM (W5DcG)

 

I don't like to mention them by their real name

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 31, 2014 09:10 AM (6/J77)

109 She did name a security guy yesterday, whom I found on LinkedIn to be who she says he is. I would expect him to disassociate himself from the story if that part weren't true. Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 02:09 PM (JtwS4) Has anyone interviewed him extensively? I know a lot of security researchers were incredulous but offered to take a look at it.

Posted by: HoboJerk, TPHSATAR at October 31, 2014 09:11 AM (FA3Z7)

110 How does she know that--

it wasn't CBS?


Wheels within wheels.

Posted by: toby928(C) with a goatee at October 31, 2014 09:11 AM (evdj2)

111 I'm not crawling through any windows.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at October 31, 2014 02:10 PM (mf5HN)

 

 

But who was that crawling in the other night?

Posted by: Face size spider in AtC's Closet at October 31, 2014 09:12 AM (sWgE+)

112 That's some serious manipsonation on that computer.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2014 09:12 AM (CMkNk)

113 I hope her book gets a ton of sales. I'd like to see more reporters tempted to turn on Obama by filthy lucre.

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2014 09:12 AM (cbfNE)

114 The same thing happened to my blender.  Would not stop making cookie dough milkshakes.  So weird...

Posted by: That fat girl watching Lifetime at October 31, 2014 09:12 AM (MNq6o)

115 yeah,

If it is a hacking attempt it's not a pro, possibly some Leftist with an axe to grind. They're just too obvious.

If it were a 3letter agency, A ) she'd never see it, B ) they would be rewriting all of her email to make her look insane.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 09:13 AM (k1nNw)

116

BTW, it is just a simple show of how he is such an amazing person that the single thing he regrets out of all the awesome things he's done is that Eric Holder regrets how he treated James Rosen.

Isn't he great!!!


Posted by: Rev. Dr. Esp PhD Buzz Bunnies at October 31, 2014 09:14 AM (cNiT0)

117 You have to remember, we are dealing with Obama faithful here - while technically proficient they are not the brightest bulbs in the box.

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at October 31, 2014 09:14 AM (oDCMR)

118

Has anyone interviewed him extensively? I know a lot of security researchers were incredulous but offered to take a look at it.

 

I was about to look that up but I got caught up in the bear fight vid that I'd missed.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 09:14 AM (JtwS4)

119 and there you have it

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, 125 days until Spring Training at October 31, 2014 09:15 AM (u8GsB)

120 What's with womens' utter inability to take HORIZONTAL VIDEO!?

Posted by: weew at October 31, 2014 09:15 AM (0tmLY)

121 Amazing she was quick enough to take a video of the action.


Pretty scary shit.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2014 09:16 AM (0FSuD)

122 If that's a CBS laptop the simplest explanation is that someone from CBS is editing a story via Apple's Remote Desktop. It could be CBS requires corporate VPN access from home or ARD ports freed on the home router. A sysadmin or editor with access can look in or take over the laptop through the ARD admin panel. If someone, somewhere didn't like a story a call to the honchos at CBS would be the easiest way to handle it.

Posted by: JLong at October 31, 2014 09:16 AM (FHKr4)

123 The real question is why iPhones take such stupid format videos users are too fucking stupid to turn their phones on the side for widescreen filming.

Posted by: ---


Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 09:16 AM (k1nNw)

124 What's with womens' utter inability to take HORIZONTAL VIDEO!? -- Men. Obsessed with getting horizontal.

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2014 09:16 AM (cbfNE)

125 Do Macs have the equivalent of remote assist or VNC?  Does she have it running?  I can't tell from the status area.

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 09:17 AM (evdj2)

126

Posted by: weew at October 31, 2014 02:15 PM (0tmLY)

 

 

But can she find her flashlight app at 2 am?

Posted by: wrg500 at October 31, 2014 09:17 AM (sWgE+)

127 @124 Guilty. As. Charged.

Posted by: weew at October 31, 2014 09:17 AM (0tmLY)

128 Koch brothers.  No question about it.  They own all the computer shit..



Oh, wait that's Comcast, Obama's golf partners

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2014 09:18 AM (0FSuD)

129 Off topic: Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crashes, one pilot parachutes to safety, the other is dead.

Posted by: WTF at October 31, 2014 09:18 AM (dhgmu)

130 This makes me wish I had enough of that "money" thingy to buy her book. OTOH, even if everything she says is twue, and I don't have any reason to doubt her, not one thing will be done about it. No investigation, no nothing.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at October 31, 2014 09:18 AM (0HooB)

131 it wasn't CBS?<<<<<<<<< The security analysts traced it to the govt is what she has stated. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 01:58 PM (1nB6R) It is possible that it is done by defacto instruction from higher ups, but it is also possible that it could be some moonbat working in a department trying to do something to help their messiah. The entire government is stuffed to the gills with moonbat Democrats who need to be tossed out of government employ.

Posted by: D-Lamp at October 31, 2014 09:18 AM (txvbW)

132 From the dead thread?  Bear fight?


Just more Black on Black urban violence.   I blame guns, or lack of.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2014 09:20 AM (0FSuD)

133 What's with womens' utter inability to take HORIZONTAL VIDEO!? Posted by: weew Men have a built in vertical reference.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 31, 2014 09:20 AM (l3vZN)

134 You know why I suspect this is a ruse by Sharyl?

No private boobeh pics on Tumblr...

Posted by: Marcus T at October 31, 2014 09:20 AM (GGCsk)

135 If that's a CBS laptop the simplest explanation is that someone from CBS is editing a story via Apple's Remote Desktop. Doesn't that require both user's permissions?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at October 31, 2014 09:20 AM (0HooB)

136 John Nolte @NolteNC News is slow Friday before elex cuz only Dems making gaffes, not GOP. GOP gaffe = Nuclear Dem gaffe = whatevs

Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 31, 2014 09:20 AM (ZPrif)

137

The only mentions of Don Allison, the security expert at Kore Logic, in google news are references to Atkisson's book. 

 

Kore Logic has a website with a blog.  The blog is all about hacks and patches, not news, but it is a platform where they could debunk this. 

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 09:21 AM (JtwS4)

138 91 Several staffers at CBS News saw things differently: Attkisson's coverage of the Obama administration was agenda-driven, they said, and led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting. --------- Remember how during Watergate the "agenda" driving the reporting was getting to the bottom of a presidential scandal and cover-up? Well, CBS doesn't.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2014 09:21 AM (pbr7X)

139 They're sending a message. What would you think if, after you investigated TFG's clown car of an administration, somebody started remotely deleting stuff while you're on your own computer? Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at October 31, 2014 01:59 PM (0HooB) You do know these clowns are from Chicago, right? Intimidation is one of the first tools they pull out of the tool box. "Nice life you've got here.... it would be a shame if something were to happen to it..."

Posted by: D-Lamp at October 31, 2014 09:21 AM (txvbW)

140 I'd like to see more reporters tempted to turn on Obama by filthy lucre. Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2014 02:12 PM (cbfNE) I want file clerks at Columbia University and Harvard University to sell Obama's transcripts. Unfortunately I think they have been shredded already.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 31, 2014 09:21 AM (Zu3d9)

141 This makes me wish I had enough of that "money" thingy to buy her book. OTOH, even if everything she says is twue, and I don't have any reason to doubt her, not one thing will be done about it. No investigation, no nothing. Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at October 31, 2014 02:18 PM (0HooB) You could try Netflix for books, or, as I like to call it, the library.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at October 31, 2014 09:21 AM (mf5HN)

142
I guess cynicism is ok, after all I am a cynic.  The problem in our world anymore is someone claims to be hacked, people say we need proof, then more proof, then even more releases a quick thinking video (with a tv show in the background which would be some amazing thinking to have on tape to play in background if fake) and people say not enough.

I am not sure anything will ever be a preponderance of proof anymore.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 09:21 AM (1nB6R)

143 What's the frequency, Sharyl?

Posted by: Dan Rather at October 31, 2014 09:21 AM (l3vZN)

144 The real question is why iPhones take such stupid format videos users are too fucking stupid to not get a real phone? Fixed.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at October 31, 2014 09:21 AM (5ic5a)

145

from the politico link:

 

"Several staffers at CBS News saw things differently: Attkisson's coverage of the Obama administration was agenda-driven, they said, and led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting. The bulk of Attkisson's work since 2009 had focused on the failures or perceived failures of the administration. The Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, had been one of her principle obsessions."

 

says a lot more about CBS News than Attkisson, if you ask me, kind of like accusing Woodward and Bernstein having an obsession about Watergate. Or maybe Mary Mapes' obsession about Bush's TANG record

 

Posted by: mallfly at October 31, 2014 09:22 AM (bJm7W)

146

Look, people don't hack computers, they never have. It's all a goddamn lie, and it was like two years ago anyway.

Plus, someone tried to hack Matt Iglesisasses computer once, and they couldn't do it.

So there.

Sincerely,

Tommy POWER BOTTOM Vieator


Posted by: Rev. Dr. Esp PhD Buzz Bunnies at October 31, 2014 09:22 AM (cNiT0)

147 You dig deep enough you'll find the Koch Brothers.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2014 09:23 AM (XUKZU)

148 Was her computer simonized?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 31, 2014 09:23 AM (CMkNk)

149 As long as they don't take her deer tongue she will be OK!

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2014 09:23 AM (0FSuD)

150 I thought Macs were supposed to be immune from bad happenings unlike those awful Windows machines.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2014 09:24 AM (W5DcG)

151 if my PC ever starts acting like this, ima pull the modem cable out. no connectivity, no access.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 31, 2014 09:24 AM (tMeLk)

152 147 You dig deep enough you'll find the Koch Brothers. ------- Her Apple was penetrated by Kochs?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2014 09:24 AM (pbr7X)

153 not get a real phone?

Fixed.

Posted by: rickb223


No. I'd rather they stick with their iPhunz. Easier to identify from afar.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at October 31, 2014 09:24 AM (k1nNw)

154 147 You dig deep enough you'll find the Koch Brothers. -- You dig deep enough you'll find China.

Posted by: Joe Investigative Reporter Biden at October 31, 2014 09:24 AM (cbfNE)

155 You could try Netflix for books, or, as I like to call it, the library. I wonder how long it takes the library to get new books? The only reason I've been to the local library was to vote. I wondered what all those other things were for...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at October 31, 2014 09:24 AM (0HooB)

156 From the dead thread? Bear fight? Just more Black on Black urban violence. I blame guns, or lack of. - And here comes Al Sharpton.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 31, 2014 09:24 AM (XUKZU)

157 At least they didn't shoot her dog. Yet.

Posted by: garrett at October 31, 2014 09:25 AM (HKqov)

158

If that's a CBS laptop the simplest explanation is that someone from CBS is editing a story via Apple's Remote Desktop.


Doesn't that require both user's permissions?

 

No.  When our IT guy wants to do remote stuff on my computer he asks if he can take control.  I say "of course you can, but it's nice of you to ask".   Then he does, no consent needed.

 

Now, there's more than one hack going on, so this one doesn't have to be the government.  This could indeed be CBS. 

 

What she has quoted the Kore Logic guy as saying is that he found direct evidence of government alphabet agency tampering on her computer, not that it was this incident.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 09:25 AM (JtwS4)

159 150 I thought Macs were supposed to be immune from bad happenings unlike those awful Windows machines.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2014 02:24 PM (W5DcG)


Anything goes now that Apple is Ghey.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2014 09:26 AM (0FSuD)

160 Her Apple was penetrated by Kochs? -------------------- Ooooooh.

Posted by: iSo_gay iCEO at October 31, 2014 09:27 AM (VndSC)

161 if my PC ever starts acting like this, ima pull the modem cable out. no connectivity, no access. Disable wifi & bluetooth also.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at October 31, 2014 09:27 AM (5ic5a)

162 Her Apple was penetrated by Kochs? All hail Eris!

Posted by: garrett at October 31, 2014 09:28 AM (HKqov)

163 That is exactly what happened to me! The Federal Government in DC got into my company's computer and deleted over 1 billion dollars in customers accounts. I had nothing to do with it, swearsies.

Posted by: jon corzine at October 31, 2014 09:28 AM (VDovR)

164 Very simple... someone who really does not know what they are doing... Like... oh... a Cop type or analyst who was given access.... via RDP (remote desktop protocol)... not the actual hacker who created the back door. Remember, not everyone who hacks is actually competent... And just because you work for a 3 letter Agency, does not make you smart...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 31, 2014 09:28 AM (f0pWu)

165

Disable wifi & bluetooth also.

 

 

Heh. 

 

It's so cute that you think you can.

Posted by: The NSA at October 31, 2014 09:28 AM (JtwS4)

166 Anything goes now that Apple is Ghey. Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2014 02:26 PM (0FSuD) Weren't they were always that way?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2014 09:28 AM (W5DcG)

167 They use that same hardware platform for the Diebold voting machines, right?

Posted by: Roy at October 31, 2014 09:28 AM (VndSC)

168

She obviously has assperger's syndrome and can't be trusted because she is a lying woman.

A WHITE lying woman.

Signed,
Donna Brazil

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Esp PhD Buzz Bunnies at October 31, 2014 09:29 AM (cNiT0)

169 If it is a hacking attempt it's not a pro, possibly some Leftist with an axe to grind. They're just too obvious. If it were a 3letter agency, A ) she'd never see it, B ) they would be rewriting all of her email to make her look insane. Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 31, 2014 02:13 PM (k1nNw) This is what I was thinking. Again, the ranks of Obama drones are filled with kooky moonbats who would do shit like this.

Posted by: D-Lamp at October 31, 2014 09:29 AM (txvbW)

170 I won't lie, I like Apple except for their prices.

Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2014 09:29 AM (cbfNE)

171
I'm guessing since that incident she has a non-connected computer to do her writing work.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 09:29 AM (1nB6R)

172 It is pretty amazing when you let a tech remotely access your computer.  I had Jugdish from HP help me with a problem and he was on it like shit through a goose.


I just watched.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 31, 2014 09:29 AM (0FSuD)

173 The problem with the video is that for 99% of it she isn't showing the trackpad, so we can't say for sure whether or not the computer is being accessed remotely, or if someone else is just controlling it normally, but that activity is not being shown to us. Furthermore, I use a Mac like that, and I use a bluetooth connected mouse -- and I could easily use a bluetooth connected keyboard too, if I so chose -- and using these it is possible to fully control the computer without actually touching it. So for all anyone knows, there could be someone else on the other side of the room doing what it shown on the screen in the cellphone video. Now, I'm not accusing Atkinson of faking this video, but I am pointing out that the video does not constitute actual proof that her computer is being remotely accessed. A skeptic or good lawyer could point out, validly, that Atkinson or a cohort could be controlling it via bluetooth or even just using the trackpad when the cellphone is point directly t the screen. Her mistak was not backing up a bit to show that no one was using the trackpad and keyboard while all this was happening. She only does so for a second halfway through). And she also should show that the bluetooth icon in the upper right is not activated.

Posted by: zombie at October 31, 2014 09:30 AM (K4YiS)

174 My daughter got hacked last week. Someone had a script running on some diet site she visited. It knew where to look for her email contact list, copied it, then spammed everyone on her list, making it appear she sent the email. Unrestricted Javascript is bad.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at October 31, 2014 09:30 AM (zxQ4h)

175 Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 31, 2014 02:25 PM (JtwS4) My iKnowledge is pretty much nonexistent since I'm a PC guy. Thanks for the info. OK hackers and hackees, I gotta go get ready for my gig this evening. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at October 31, 2014 09:30 AM (0HooB)

176 She's using a Mac, so anyone on her network could use "Screen Sharing" to essentially take control of her laptop remotely. I use this all the time to access my iMac from my macbook pro. Granted, this has to be turned on, either by her or someone else, but would cover about 90% of the stuff that I saw in the video. The only thing I'm not sure of is when her drop-down menu kept disappearing. I guess someone could have been pressing the ESC key whenver she moved the mouse off of the menu.

Posted by: jbarker at October 31, 2014 09:30 AM (AUZJW)

177 The problem is it's almost impossible to prove you've been hacked. It's not the kind of thing that can be settle with a simple video or picture -- like proving you were hit or somebody smashed your car.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 31, 2014 09:30 AM (ZPrif)

178 170 I won't lie, I like Apple except for their prices. Posted by: @votermom at October 31, 2014 02:29 PM (cbfNE) I like Apple in pies... ...with vanilla ice cream

Posted by: MikeH at October 31, 2014 09:30 AM (zqzYV)

179 129 Off topic: Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crashes, one pilot parachutes to safety, the other is dead. Posted by: WTF at October 31, 2014 02:18 PM (dhgmu) That is bad news. I wonder what went wrong?

Posted by: D-Lamp at October 31, 2014 09:30 AM (txvbW)

180 A corrupt White House? I've never heard of it!

Posted by: charlie gibson at October 31, 2014 09:30 AM (VDovR)

181 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 31, 2014 02:24 PM (W5DcG) Through the back door?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 31, 2014 09:30 AM (Zu3d9)

182 I wonder how long it takes the library to get new books? The only reason I've been to the local library was to vote. I wondered what all those other things were for... Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at October 31, 2014 02:24 PM (0HooB) Usually libraries get new books fairly quickly. Some even use Overdrive or something similar to let you check out ebooks.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at October 31, 2014 09:31 AM (mf5HN)

183 if my PC ever starts acting like this, ima pull the modem cable out.

I'm calling a priest.

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 09:31 AM (evdj2)

184
heh. I forgot about that, Jon Corzine getting away with a billion dollar theft.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 09:31 AM (1nB6R)

185 Voter fraud is a big-ass lie, you know.

Posted by: Donna Brazille at October 31, 2014 09:31 AM (ZPrif)

186 She's using a Mac, so anyone on her network could use "Screen Sharing" to essentially take control of her laptop remotely.

Would that show as an icon in the status area?  Did it?

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 31, 2014 09:32 AM (evdj2)

187 "It's easy to get control of someones computer -- especially if they're not doing anything to disable javascript, which is nothing but a virus insertion program."

I never thought I'd say "thank goodness for pixyware", but I mistakenly followed a link to the Daily Caller site earlier, and the amount of junk Javascript they try to run is just ridiculously huge.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 31, 2014 09:32 AM (noWW6)

188 27 Odd. I assume some will claim she had a wireless keyboard off camera, perhaps with an accomplice, and faking it. Posted by: Costanza Defense Yep. She didn't film the incident in a way that proves anything.

Posted by: zombie at October 31, 2014 09:32 AM (K4YiS)

189 185 Voter fraud is a big-ass lie, you know. Posted by: Donna Brazille at October 31, 2014 02:31 PM (ZPrif) Well, if anyone knew about big-ass, it's you...

Posted by: MikeH at October 31, 2014 09:33 AM (NfnJU)

190 I liked the plot but I feel like I didn't the closure I wanted at the end.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 31, 2014 09:33 AM (DESkV)

191 I can't speak for Mr. Hammer. But all I want is to be unbanned

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, let's bungle in the jungle at October 31, 2014 09:33 AM (b5BZa)

192 "No. When our IT guy wants to do remote stuff on my computer he asks if he can take control. I say "of course you can, but it's nice of you to ask". Then he does, no consent needed." Exactly. I work on computers all day long doing computational science research. If our head IT wants to remote connect to my comp or my files it's his for the taking anytime. Anyone in their IT could have done this. For that matter, when the camera goes to the upper right screen it looks like the bluetooth is on, meaning anyone could have been trolling her off to the side with a bluetooth keyboard. As far as evidence goes, this is really, really weak. The hack is weird, the video recording is weird and limited. The only reason so many people are lending credibility to this video is because it's helpful to our narrative of the big bag leftist government shutting down a reporter who is breaking from the herd. If she were a liberal reporter and we were in the Bush years, everyone here would be calling bullshit and asking for more evidence, just like with Dan Rather.

Posted by: Roadrunner at October 31, 2014 09:33 AM (nWv04)

193 Oi! Nood. Ebola nurse.

Posted by: Clown-Sized Face Spiders That Are Definitely Not in AtC's Closet at October 31, 2014 09:33 AM (knoK7)

194 My friends, we can work with these government hackers.

Posted by: jon mccain at October 31, 2014 09:33 AM (VDovR)

195 I wonder how long it takes the library to get new books? <<<<

Our library lets us reserve books online.  They just notify us when to pick it up.  At this point you will be 134th in line for her book I bet, but still its a nice service if your library does it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 31, 2014 09:34 AM (1nB6R)

196 I suppose quietly buying a NEW pc, that has a wi-fi shut off switch at some, say Walmart maybe, store, and NEVER hooking it to the internet to write your articles on, is out of the question?

Posted by: Kafiroon at October 31, 2014 09:34 AM (oOXKj)

197 nood nurse up!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at October 31, 2014 09:34 AM (5ic5a)

198 186 She's using a Mac, so anyone on her network could use "Screen Sharing" to essentially take control of her laptop remotely. Would that show as an icon in the status area? Did it? Posted by: toby928(C) That would on be true if she had turned "Screen Sharing On." and no one in their right mind would do that, unless they were making some kind of class presentation of something. On almost all computer, people have turned that setting "off." However, as noted above, bluetooth-connected peripherals could be doing it.

Posted by: zombie at October 31, 2014 09:34 AM (K4YiS)

199 Posted by: Roadrunner at October 31, 2014 02:33 PM (nWv04) Actually, I give more credence to the video, because it is NOT perfect evidence. this is exactly the type of video you would see done by a Non Tech, who was caught by surprise, by something weird. If it was perfect evidence, I would be much more suspicious... because it would tell me that those questions were thought about ahead of time..

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 31, 2014 09:38 AM (f0pWu)

200 Doesn't that require both user's permissions?

 If the laptop is a corporate laptop the permissions would already be set by a sysadmin, sort of like a group policy. Large corps would have a corporate image with all software, licenses, permissions,etc., that they use to setup or restore their machines. They don't do each laptop individually.

The end user probably doesn't have full admin rights, either. They could not change such permissions, for example.

ARD, from the admin end, also has options to disable machine control (mouse, etc.) or to not show ARD status on the remote end. Usually a pair of binoculars will show up on the top bar when ARD connects, but, that can be turned off.

Posted by: JLong at October 31, 2014 09:39 AM (FHKr4)

201 "Actually, I give more credence to the video, because it is NOT perfect evidence. this is exactly the type of video you would see done by a Non Tech, who was caught by surprise, by something weird. If it was perfect evidence, I would be much more suspicious... because it would tell me that those questions were thought about ahead of time.." Dan Rather's fake documents weren't "perfect evidence", and were exactly the kind of fakes you'd expect to be produced by an amateur or "Non Tech". I don't think the standard of "bad evidence is good evidence" is something you want to follow.

Posted by: Roadrunner at October 31, 2014 09:41 AM (nWv04)

202 We see a computer running Mac software and the contents of files being modified. In addition, we hear the sound that sounds like a mouse (or some other pointing device) being clicked when menus are accessed. I'm not saying that that was the sound of a mouse being clicked but it sounds like that to me. Unless her Mac has a setting that I'm not familiar (or that I can't remember at the moment), the Mac OS does not make any sound when a menu is accessed. That leads me to think that, in fact, a mouse near the computer was being used to access the computer not that the computer was being controlled remotely. This is not to say that the computer was not being controlled remotely. Instead my argument is that we see what we see (files being modified) and we hear what we hear (the sound of a mouse or other pointing device) making the modifications. I have significant experience with the Macintosh (Mac user since 1987, professional Mac programmer since 1991 including 3 years as a programmer for Apple) and have been working with people accessing my computer remotely for the last 5 years (one of my clients logs into my computer frequently, often for hours at a time, while we work collaboratively writing software). In that quarter of a century, in which I've logged well over 40,000 hours of working on a Macintosh, I would state this video does not support the assertion that it was being controlled remotely. I would also question the person making the recording as to why they did not use a wider angle, one that would include the keyboard and mouse. In addition, the photographer would have strongly bolstered their point if they had shown a picture of System Preferences so as to indicate that no device was connected wirelessly. What we see here are Word docs being modified and what I'm hearing are mouse clicks that coincide with menu actions. To me, that's someone sitting near the recording device using a mouse, not a remote access of the system.

Posted by: dvonroeder at October 31, 2014 09:50 AM (we9dt)

203 Posted by: Roadrunner at October 31, 2014 02:41 PM (nWv04) this is not being played out in Court... Its playing out in Public Opinion... thus.... along with OTHER expert statements that her computer was hacked... this is just icing on the cake... Do I think imperfect evidence is proof of crime? no.... But I do think there can be times when the setup is TOO perfect... and thus should be looked at with some skepticism.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 31, 2014 09:52 AM (f0pWu)

204 The hack looks hokey and amateurish. Great news! It'll be good cover for a less obvious and more sinister hacker. Not a serious hack = no serious news coverage. Liberals can even spin the story of an amateurish hack to make Attkisson the laugh line. "Ha Ha! She thought our great competent government would do something so easily detected - She's the real amateur here. Quick! Write the Attkisson SNL skit about the paranoid reporter that looks down and sees Obama's eye coming out of her mouse pad! Only turns out it's not Obama's eye but Sarah Palin's looking for Russia and lost newspapers - any that may have come across her desk" Did a 3 letter agency intentionally splash around on her computer screen to throw the dogs off their scent? I don't know. Could have been that the 3 letter agency found what was on her computer and told CBS to get it off there. So we're just seeing CBS cleaning up for its all-seeing overlords. Who knows? Maybe we'll find out that Attkisson's computer just froze on her and when it finally caught back up to all the buttons she pushed during the freeze things started happening on her screen while she was no longer pushing the buttons.

Posted by: Guest Commenter at October 31, 2014 09:54 AM (t4SgY)

205 The media silence on this story is deafening.  Imagine if this had happened to one of their own who was, for example, reporting on Dick Cheney or Valerie Plame.

Posted by: Sam in VA at October 31, 2014 09:54 AM (Q52VH)

206 If Attkisson had half a brain, or knew someone who did, then they would have installed a router that captured all network traffic. Off-the-shelf real-time packet sniffers are useful tools in the right hands. Better yet, she could have given the archived data streams to a forensic security analyst. Only a terribly unserious person would publish a cell phone video like this and claim it's proof of anything.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at October 31, 2014 09:56 AM (kqGWM)

207 We try, whenever possible, to follow the law.

Posted by: The Government at October 31, 2014 09:56 AM (Q52VH)

208 People holding their phone camera vertically is hands down my biggest pet peeve. Had she held the camera horizontally in this video, she could have insulated herself from any accusations of trickery simply by being able to capture the entire computer in the video frame. Among the life lessons I will attempt to teach my sons when they are old enough, behind how to fix a car and safely fire a gun, is to make horizontal the default position when taking a video.

Posted by: RedStick at October 31, 2014 09:59 AM (9RM/L)

209 Posted by: dvonroeder at October 31, 2014 02:50 PM (we9dt) the mouse clicks you hear are her trying to get control back, to find out what is going on... She is clicking on various menu items... But you will not hear any clicks, when the text is being modified. so the clicks are her.... but there are other actions when there are no mouse clicks.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 31, 2014 10:00 AM (f0pWu)

210 "Who hacked her computer?" is an interesting lede worthy of a made-for-TV movie. But the Rhodes Brothers lede is now right out in the open and it's more insidious. And it's not the only one degree of separation from the White House to MSM management.

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 31, 2014 10:01 AM (YR8QP)

211 Who knows? Maybe we'll find out that Attkisson's computer just froze on her and when it finally caught back up to all the buttons she pushed during the freeze things started happening on her screen while she was no longer pushing the buttons. Posted by: Guest Commenter at October 31, 2014 02:54 PM (t4SgY) wow.... lots of new folks showing up.... Problem with that assertion is she DOES click on some menu items... you can hear it... and those menu items immediately open. Not everything on the video is remote control... some of what is going on are her actions, trying to see what is going on.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 31, 2014 10:02 AM (f0pWu)

212 I know this is an old thread- just found it. But hey, attention journalists- if this happens to you, SHUT OFF THE DAMN COMPUTER AND TURN OFF YOUR WIFI. That said, getting video of it while it was happening was SMART.

Posted by: Book at October 31, 2014 10:11 AM (AlkUj)

213 Someone Timbuktu'd into her computer. You can click and click your mouse but you will not get anything.

Posted by: Limboland at October 31, 2014 10:17 AM (yGM1u)

214 What did James Madison do in the middle of his term to make it all go wrong?
Invade Canada, haters!

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at October 31, 2014 10:19 AM (JMCjf)

215 I think they suspected her machine was closed and not being used.

Further, I think they wanted to empty files in case she had backups.  That way she wouldn't necessarily think to restore the files from backup (as she would if they were deleted) and would then let the flawed files be backed up, ruining everything.


Posted by: grognard at October 31, 2014 10:22 AM (/29Nl)

216 That is not a smart way to hack a PC. I honestly don't believe the video as a sophisticated hack. It might not even be a hack.

Posted by: Mekan at October 31, 2014 10:24 AM (hm8tW)

217 I'd like to thank all of the new commenters for their concern about this serious issue.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at October 31, 2014 10:32 AM (JMCjf)

218 All of the new commenters seem to know her computer was hacked by a government organization. interesting...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 31, 2014 10:43 AM (IXrOn)

219 Has anyone pointed out the most likely culprit, yet?


Hello, The Jews?

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 31, 2014 10:44 AM (DESkV)

220 I suppose quietly buying a NEW pc, that has a wi-fi shut off switch at some, say Walmart maybe, store, and NEVER hooking it to the internet to write your articles on, is out of the question? Posted by: Kafiroon at October 31, 2014 02:34 PM (oOXKj) You don't have to have WiFi to be hacked.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 31, 2014 10:45 AM (IXrOn)

221 Assuming Atkinson is telling the truth, this is one of the weirdest "hacking" attempts I've ever seen. When you gain control of someone's computer, you typically want to do so covertly. Grabbing control with RDP, waiting for someone to open a document, then randomly deleting stuff, while they're watching fairly screams "your system has been compromised." And why delete lines inside a word processor? You've got control of the machine, just delete the whole file. And if she keeps backups of anything, the whole thing is pointless. I have no reason to accuse her of lying, but this is just ... weird.

Posted by: CTD at October 31, 2014 10:47 AM (B2R9U)

222 Mac laptops can get liquid, grit, dust etc under the trackpad, causing all kinds of onscreen chaos, it effectively renders the machine (almost) unusable. It happened to me earlier this year and I eventually was able to deactivate the trackpad and use an external mouse. Dunno if that's what's happening here.

Posted by: PiperPaul at October 31, 2014 10:58 AM (t41xs)

223 B ) they would be rewriting all of her email to make her look insane.
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She could prove that wrong by having recipient(s) come forward with their copy.

Posted by: Mega at October 31, 2014 11:09 AM (hHFOx)

224 PiperPaul is correct. Just because a key gets stuck and repeats seemingly "on its own" doesn't mean that it's a hacker or the system has been compromised. It can just be a stuck key or an infinite loop bug in software. I've had the mysterious repeating key happen to me on several occasions, too. It's annoying but not proof of hacking.

Posted by: AndyC at October 31, 2014 11:30 AM (t6M/Q)

225 This behavior is very not someone controlling her computer. It's possible that her machine 0wned by someone but this video is not evidence of that. Anyone who works in tech support has seen this many times, including the freaked out user saying "see? see? it's alive! There are a lot of plausible possibilities for the cause of the computer's behavior far down the list is a hacker and far below that is a skilled hacker.

Posted by: souliren at October 31, 2014 11:58 AM (aEDLv)

226 #220 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 31, 2014 03:45 PM (IXrOn)
If, you Never hook up to the internet, someone needs to get their hands on the pc to hack it, do you suppose?

Posted by: Kafiroon at October 31, 2014 12:03 PM (oOXKj)

227 Per Politico: "In a recent post for Vox, TImothy B. Lee demonstrated how Attkisson's so-called "evidence" isn't necessarily anything more than the "routine technical glitches that everyone suffers."

My sweet ass.

Watergate was child's play.

Posted by: Velvet Hammer at October 31, 2014 02:09 PM (3bED2)

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Posted by: chaussures de foot at October 31, 2014 04:53 PM (AItWm)

229 she needs to stop spilling liquids on her keyboard. Looks like the contacts on her keys are shorting out, the mouse pad is detecting false touch inputs, the delete key and shift key are sticking, etc. thus the odd high lights and text deletions. This is not what a hack/compromised system looks like.

Posted by: treiz at October 31, 2014 06:37 PM (wdWEV)

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