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Author Topic: Mass Social Engineering in Forums  (Read 1304 times)

Renegade

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Mass Social Engineering in Forums
« on: October 30, 2012, 10:42:08 AM »
I just saw an interesting article/paste on mass and individual social engineering techniques (COINTELPRO actually, but 6 of 1):

http://www.globalres...ternet-forum/5309987

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COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum.

There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of a internet forum no matter what, or who is on it. We will go over each technique and demonstrate that only a minimal number of operatives can be used to eventually and effectively gain a control of a ‘uncontrolled forum.’

Do check the Pastebin link as well:

http://pastebin.com/irj4Fyd5
or here
http://pastebin.com/3q7fCrtR

Interesting.
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Re: Mass Social Engineering in Forums
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 11:11:28 AM »
Oh, cripes...

As if trolls weren't enough  :-\

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Re: Mass Social Engineering in Forums
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 11:44:26 AM »
Oh, cripes...

As if trolls weren't enough  :-\

Hahahahaha~! ;D

Yep. Pretty much.
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Re: Mass Social Engineering in Forums
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 11:48:36 AM »
I took a copy of the pastebin for safekeeping.

Named it InstructionManual.txt  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Mass Social Engineering in Forums
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 12:16:08 PM »
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This is not desirable as it then leaves the enforcement agencies unable to track the percentage of those in the population who always resist attempts for control against them .

So standing up for yourself is bad.. Lovely (and rather subtle) pitch for weakness is strength there ain't it Ren?

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Re: Mass Social Engineering in Forums
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 03:57:49 PM »
And the best part is they are entirely just a figment of your imagination.

Though I could see this being useful in helping to stabilize some forums I am on, since it has info that would be relevant to stirring up activity on forums that are fading into oblivion.

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Re: Mass Social Engineering in Forums
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 08:57:34 PM »
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This is not desirable as it then leaves the enforcement agencies unable to track the percentage of those in the population who always resist attempts for control against them .

So standing up for yourself is bad.. Lovely (and rather subtle) pitch for weakness is strength there ain't it Ren?

Yes. Exactly. It's entirely about spreading disinformation. A "how to" if you will.
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