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    What the what and what? Paul Krugman might have just incriminated himself...

    This twitter message is ... ill advised


    Paul Krugman
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    Well, Iím on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography. I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me.

    Itís an ugly world out there.



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    Paul Krugman
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    The Times is now on the case.




    Uhhh... Paul? First, that isn't how IP addresses work... but I don't expect you to know that...

    But second... if you are innocent you would call the police, not the New York Times...
    The only path to truth is paved with skepticism.

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    Re: What the what and what? Paul Krugman might have just incriminated himself...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    This twitter message is ... ill advised


    Paul Krugman
    @paulkrugman

    Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography. I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me.

    It’s an ugly world out there.



    He then went on to post....


    Paul Krugman
    @paulkrugman

    The Times is now on the case.




    Uhhh... Paul? First, that isn't how IP addresses work... but I don't expect you to know that...

    But second... if you are innocent you would call the police, not the New York Times...
    1. I believe that Krugman doesn't know how IT systems work.

    2. I believe that someone would find downloading child porn onto his systems a good means of discrediting him.

    3. I don't find it very plausible that Krugman would:
    A: have a bunch of child porn, and
    B: catch wind that an investigation had found him out before he was arrested, and
    C: decide it was a good idea was to rush to twitter and make relatively falsifiable statements instead of just going nuts with the Bleach Bit
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    Re: What the what and what? Paul Krugman might have just incriminated himself...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    This twitter message is ... ill advised


    Paul Krugman
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    Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography. I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me.

    It’s an ugly world out there.



    He then went on to post....


    Paul Krugman
    @paulkrugman

    The Times is now on the case.




    Uhhh... Paul? First, that isn't how IP addresses work... but I don't expect you to know that...

    But second... if you are innocent you would call the police, not the New York Times...

    Because the NYT will somehow "discover" that it was done by a white nationalist wearing a red MAGA hat.
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    Re: What the what and what? Paul Krugman might have just incriminated himself...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    This twitter message is ... ill advised


    Paul Krugman
    @paulkrugman

    Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography. I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me.

    It’s an ugly world out there.



    He then went on to post....


    Paul Krugman
    @paulkrugman

    The Times is now on the case.




    Uhhh... Paul? First, that isn't how IP addresses work... but I don't expect you to know that...

    But second... if you are innocent you would call the police, not the New York Times...
    Assuming it's true, how would he even know?

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    Re: What the what and what? Paul Krugman might have just incriminated himself...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Uhhh... Paul? First, that isn't how IP addresses work... but I don't expect you to know that...
    IP address spoofing - Wikipedia

    But second... if you are innocent you would call the police, not the New York Times...
    Um, it is probably his WORK pc.

    PS....WTF does this have to do with "media bias"?
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    Re: What the what and what? Paul Krugman might have just incriminated himself...

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Assuming it's true, how would he even know?
    Well, there in lie the questions.

    As I said, he probably doesn't know the first thing about IT, so it's possible he has a private server that he uses that has been compromised, and he was being told about it by a security firm that he hired to maintain it.

    The bizarre thing, for me, is that he would tweet about it and consult his employer... but says nothing about contacting the authorities. If his server was compromised and used to store and distribute child pornography then that is a very serious felony, and the FBI should be involved, not his employer.

    It reads like a guy who doesn't want the police involved.. but he doesn't get to make that call.
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    Re: What the what and what? Paul Krugman might have just incriminated himself...

    He started peddling his new book yesterday on twitter with a link to where it can be purchased.

    I think he hasn't had any pre-orders yet and there is nothing like a juicy story for advertising one's crap.
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    Re: What the what and what? Paul Krugman might have just incriminated himself...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    It reads like a guy who doesn't want the police involved..
    Well, he does have the conscience of a liberal.

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    Re: What the what and what? Paul Krugman might have just incriminated himself...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post

    It reads like a guy who doesn't want the police involved..
    "Makes it public......doesn't want police to know"

    Whew lard, thats some kind of logic on yer part.
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    Re: What the what and what? Paul Krugman might have just incriminated himself...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    IP spoofing can't be used to download data because the spoofed IP requests would be routed to the actual system that holds the IP which would have no way of determining what to do with the packets, since the valid IP holder didn't initiate a session with the source. IP spoofing is used for DOS attacks where the sending system doesn't care if the receiving system knows what to do with the packet, only that the receiving system gets bogged down processing the packets.

    Um, it is probably his WORK pc.
    No, his work PC is likely on a NATed network where his PC is assigned a non routed IP address within the corporate network, and all corporate machines share a single internet facing IP address.

    I would be VERY surprised in the Times IT network is so poorly managed that Krugman's work PC was downloading child porn since that would usually pass several layers of network security first.... and hackers don't usually crack a corporate network and then target random IPs for attacks like that anyway. It would be overly difficult if the hacker was trying to target Paul Krugman. They would have better luck targeting a home PC where security is less, and the chances that the device is getting a direct internet IP address are better.


    Edit: Also, in a NATed network the systems on the NATed side usually have short leased IP addresses from the Network DHCP server which means that the systems on the network have a sort of anonymity to a potential hacker. If a hacker were trying to crack Paul Krugman's work PC they would have to get into the NYT corporate network and then hunt for whatever IP address out of hundreds, or thousands, that Paul's PC would have that day.

    The most common IP scheme for a NATed network would be 192.168.0.0 as the network... meaning that there are 64,516 potential IPs to search through to find Paul's machine... and then how do you know you have Paul's machine?

    So, you see... it's complicated, and your lack of understanding isn't a good substitute for knowledge.
    Last edited by jmotivator; 01-08-20 at 09:31 PM.
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