Thursday, January 27, 2011

How to Plan and Execute an Act of Electronic Civil Disobedience

"In the midst of hacktivists using ECDs (similar to distributed denial of service attacks) to defend Wikileaks, it's worth having a document that describes how such attacks are planned and executed. Such a zine has recently been released that is written in laypersons terms so expertise in computing or networking is certainly not needed to understand it. If you have the ability to browse the web and edit a Microsoft Word document, you've probably got what it takes to understand the ideas it presents.

The zine goes through everything from anonymously scoping out your target to distributing your ECD tools and call-out. It includes a guide on doing research and making online postings anonymously, legal risks you may encounter and analysis of the effectiveness of ECDs as opposed to other large protest tactics. It reviews three popular tools (the Greek ECD Tool, the Low Orbit Ion Cannon, and Slow Loris) and provides step-by-step instructions for configuring and packaging them. It also includes a short section on the history of the use of ECDs by social movements.

see it here:
http://zinelibrary.info/how-plan-and-execute-act-electronic-civil-disobedience-ecd

Please repost widely."

From:
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/01/405573.shtml

This seems like a great tool, for any activist. The power of the modern technology has been wont for more political ends. Good luck for all to try to use this Solidarity, THE Student Insurgent.

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