Security reporter tells Ars about hacked 911 call that sent SWAT team to his house

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  1. ronjor

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    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...ed-911-call-that-sent-swat-team-to-his-house/
     
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    Needless to say, no one needs that kind of BS. On the other hand, I'm sure that made for very lively discussion at the dinner party and at least now the authorities in his area have first hand experience with such a thing. The police should be more firmly on his side now, watching his house, being more responsive to his requests, etc. IOW, a briefly unpleasant experience likely put him significantly ahead of where he was before.

    Next time you see your local folks, ask them if they are aware of this and if it has happened in your area before. They might not want to admit it though ;)
     
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    http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/03/the-world-has-no-room-for-cowards/
     
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    Swatting is eventually going to result in someone getting killed. The biggest risk is someone getting scared to death when Call of Duty starts happening in their living room in the middle of the night, grabbing a gun and shooting at the officers. Or, there is always that risk that the ones behind the badges are too worked up or shouldn't have a badge in the first place going ape crap and hurting some innocent person.

    It sucks for celebs and shouldn't happen, but it's less risky for them since most celebrities are never home. The security guards they employ are mostly ex-cops and military guys who are generally going to react better to police swarming from out of nowhere.
     
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