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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
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They traced an IP address in tonight's (Tuesday's) Veronica Mars, an action I'm used to seeing on 24. Unlike 24, the address (156.1.240.45) was valid. Furthermore, it's an actual machine, muscles.sfusd.edu belonging to the San Francisco Unified School District. If there's a web server on muscles, it's down.

I'm thinking there's no deeper meaning. They just screwed up. All the phone numbers on the show are appropriately faked, starting with 555.
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[User Picture]From: rspeed
2006-11-01 01:24 pm (UTC)
What, no portscan?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-11-01 03:44 pm (UTC)
Since I'm pretty sure it was a mistake, no. I don't really want an angry and ignorant school district pissed at me for teh hax0r.
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[User Picture]From: stargazer
2006-11-01 01:34 pm (UTC)
Hm. That's especially odd because it's so easy to convincingly fake an IP address. A prefix of 555 is just lame, but most people wouldn't catch on to "The hackers are coming from 89.263.140.2!" Or heck, use something in the 192.168 space.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-11-01 03:51 pm (UTC)
Exactly, it's a lot harder to notice anything >255 in the middle of a number than 555 at the beginning. I was kind of hoping it would be like Arrested Development, where they put fake websites up on all of the hostnames they mentioned during the show.
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From: zixyer
2006-11-02 02:51 am (UTC)
I think it would have been funny if they'd used 192.0.34.166.
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