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အေမရိကန္ ဟက္ကာတေယာက္ေပါ့ေလ..။ ျမန္မာျပည္ထဲ လည္လည္လာသြားတဲ့အေၾကာင္းသတင္းေလးပါ..။ ဘိုးေတာ္လိုပဲ.. စိတ္ကေလးညႊတ္ျပီးလည္လည္သြားလိုက္တာေပါ့..။ ခႏၶာကိုယ္ကေတာ့ ယူအက္စ္က သူ႔အိမ္မွာပဲ က်န္ေနခဲ့ပါတယ္..။ ဆိုေတာ့ .. ဘိုးေတာ္လို႔ ေခၚရမလားပါပဲ..။

လြန္ခဲ့တဲ့ အႏွစ္ ၁၀၀ ေလာက္ကသာ ေရွ ့ျဖစ္ၾကည့္ႏိုင္တဲ့သူတေယာက္ေယာက္က အခုေခတ္က .. သူ႔ကိုလွမ္းအာရံုျပဳျမင္မိရင္ .. ဘိုးေတာ္၊ ေဇာ္ဂ်ီလို႔ အမည္တပ္လိုက္မွာအေသအခ်ာပါ..။

သူက ၀ိကီလိခ့္ရဲ့ တဦးတည္းေသာ အေမရိကန္ အဖြဲ ့၀င္ပါတဲ့..။ ဓါတ္ပံုက သူ႔ပံုပါ..။ ေအာက္မွာ သတင္းထဲကေန ေကာက္ႏႈတ္ထားတဲ့စာေတြကို ဖတ္ၾကည့္ျပီး .. ျမန္မာျပည္ထဲက .. လွ်ိဳ႔၀ွက္လွပါျပီ ထင္ေနသူမ်ားကိုယ္စား … ရယ္(ရီ)ေပးၾကေပ့ါေနာ..။ ဒန္တန္ဒန႔္ လို႔..။

Meet the Most Dangerous Man in Cyberspace: The American Face of Wikileaks

American hacker Jacob Appelbaum fights repressive regimes around the world. Now he’s on the run from his own government

By  Nathaniel Rich
Dec 01, 2010 6:34 PM EST
He beckons me over to one of his eight computers and presses several keys, activating Blockfinder. In less than 30 seconds, the program lists all of the Internet Protocol address allocations in the world — potentially giving him access to every computer connected to the Internet. Appelbaum decides to home in on Burma, a small country with one of the world’s most repressive regimes. He types in Burma’s two-letter country code: “mm,” for Myanmar. Blockfinder instantly starts to spit out every IP address in Burma.

Blockfinder informs Appelbaum that there are 12,284 IP addresses allocated to Burma, all of them distributed by government-run Internet-service providers. In Burma, as in many countries outside the United States, Internet access runs through the state. Appelbaum taps some keys and attempts to connect to every computer system in Burma. Only 118 of them respond. “That means almost every network in Burma is blocked from the outside world,” he says. “All but 118 of them.”

These 118 unfiltered computer systems could only belong to organizations and people to whom the government grants unfettered Internet access: trusted politicians, the upper echelons of state-run corporations, intelligence agencies.

“Now this,” Appelbaum says, “is the good part.”

He selects one of the 118 networks at random and tries to enter it. A window pops up asking for a password. Appelbaum throws back his head and screams with laughter — a gleeful, almost manic trill. The network runs on a router made by Cisco Systems and is riddled with vulnerabilities. Hacking into it will be trivial.

It’s impossible to know what’s on the other side of the password. The prime minister’s personal e-mail account? The network server of the secret police? The military junta’s central command? Whatever it is, it could soon be at Appelbaum’s fingertips.

So will he do it?

“I could,” Appelbaum says, with a smile. “But that would be illegal, wouldn’t it?”


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