Talk:341: 1337: Part 1

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The number 1337 should be read up side down, it means "leet" = elite. This is hacker code for the top guys. 11:43, 27 October 2012 (UTC)mb


Actually, it is not upside down at all. The thr33 represents an e, the 1 an l and the 7 a t. 7h3r3 ar3 a150 many other ways to write in leet speak that I won't cover. Google is a thing. --75.186.140.173 04:30, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

 ALL CAPS TALK LEADS TO B1FF T4LK.
 B1FF T4LK LE4D$ 2 W4r37_t4LK.
 W4r3Zt4lk L34d$ 2 31337 |¬4(|<3|27_ |>0o|) 74|_|<,
 4|\||) 7|¬3|23 7!¬3 |)4|2|( 51|)3 |_|3$

(Rough quote from circa late 1980s, but with plenty of prior Internet/Fidonet/BBS history behind it...)

Remember, kids, when you TXT-SPK "Cu l8r", that there's nothing new under the sun. But also that outside your clique you're going to look affected, at the very least. You might as well ROT13 instead, if you're so keen on obfuscation!</rot26_for_additional_security> 178.98.31.27 07:59, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

The HTTPS, VPN, SSH and in general any encrypted connections may be intercepted by the man-in-the-middle pretending to be the server you're trying to connect to, and the Snowden papers show that NSA had done so. The only protection is to have the server's certificate on your computer and check that it does indeed match the certificate presented by the server, or stop connecting if it doesn't match. But how many people do pay attention to this? 108.162.246.5 23:23, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

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