On occasion, I’ve noticed that some other blogs and sites have quoted (or should I say plagiarized?) articles I’ve written.
Some people would be offended by this, I suppose, but in a way, I’m rather flattered. After all, they wouldn’t have quoted me if they didn’t like what I had written. I’m sure this happens all the time on the internet, right?
Call it the writer in me, but I was taught in high school and college to always cite my sources. While I do paraphrase from time to time, I feel a twinge of guilt if I don’t cite them.
In my earlier post Exposing A Scam: V3RDAD, I mentioned that this particular person was attempting to get people to download some kind of software that supposedly allowed you to access another anonymity network. Perhaps I was a little harsh on him – so I apologize, V3RDAD. No hard feelings!
It was this same person who quoted my blog (and some articles I had written) on his blog, .NOW.H3R3.
So, as a gesture of friendship, I say go check out his blog – he has some interesting technological reviews on there.
“Você tem que admitir isso – mesmo o nome parece intrigante, não é? ChaosVPN é uma VPN destinada a conectar hackers e hackerspaces. O Chaos Computer Club, com sede em Hamburgo, na Alemanha, projetou-o.”
In English, that would be “You have to admit it – even the name sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? ChaosVPN is a VPN designed to connect hackers and hackerspaces. The Chaos Computer Club, based in Hamburg, Germany, designed it.”
This was quoted directly from an article I wrote for Deepdotweb about ChaosVPN, called ChaosVPN: The Hackers’ VPN!
Really, it doesn’t matter. I’m sure this kind of thing happens all the time, but I do like to get credit for my work! One inaccuracy I must point out, though, is that on the blog, it says that ChaosVPN has something to do with the Shadow Web (one of the myths about it), and it certainly doesn’t. It’s merely a VPN, and nothing more mysterious than that.
As I’ve addressed on previous entries, there is no such thing as the “Shadow Web,” although I’m sure many people will still believe in it (just as people think there’s a flat Earth. Don’t get me started on that!).
Anyhow, to anyone that copied what I wrote, I don’t take it personally. I assume that you just found the articles interesting, and wanted to repost them. No worries.
To return the favor, I’ll link to a few of V3RDAD’s posts:
Enjoy. Stay safe in your dark web travels.