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- April 20, 2021 at 8:01 am #385171
/r/askhacking is mostly dead, I hope my somewhat simple-minded question fits this sub.
In your opinion, what is the Holy Grail of hacking as a malicious activity? What is something that is extremely hard to pull off and could do enermous amount of damage if made public?
Pushing a malicious forced windows update through legitimate Windows Update channels?
Taking over a NASA Mars rover?
Dumping all data from a big pharma company or something like Google Brain?
Or something US military/IC community related?
Or making people unable to play Fortnite for weeks? 🙂
I don’t want to give ideas to anyone, only I was wondering about this recently.
Looking forward to your answers. 🙂
- April 20, 2021 at 8:01 am #385179
Hack ICANN and fuck up DNS servers.
- April 20, 2021 at 8:01 am #385172
Cracking the ADP payroll database and putting yourself on every companies’ payroll.
- April 20, 2021 at 8:01 am #385173
All old school hackers know the answer to this question… The holy grail is to completely take down the entire internet itself.
- April 20, 2021 at 8:01 am #385174
Compromising all root certificate authorities
- April 20, 2021 at 8:01 am #385175
Apparently you missed Halfnium. It could have been much worse.
In theory, I’d reckon a platform independent unauthenticated DNS server remote code execution or highly effective DOS exploit (brick) would do the job to rock us back to the dark ages.
- April 20, 2021 at 8:01 am #385176
Hack the sun and make it expand.
- April 20, 2021 at 8:01 am #385177
hack the apple servers and corrupt their servers with the lyrics to rick astleys, ” never gonna give you up ” and stream it to every operating system with an apple software for 24 hours, with a virus to completely erase their database if they try to remove it 🙂
- April 20, 2021 at 8:01 am #385178
To the removed comment:
First comment and already the ‘nuclear’ option.
I cannot even imagine how you would do that, but in terms of consequences, I think you’ve won.
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