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Andrew Auernheimer Saved Your iPad From AT&T’s Security Flaw. He Also Loves Fred Phelps

Andrew Auernheimer, the member of the computer security firm Goatse Security, which exposed the flaw in AT&T’s iPad site that revealed customers’ information, was arrested on drug charges and released on bail. Is he going home to update his blog where he worships Fred Phelps?

The hacker’s personal LiveJournal, discovered by the International Business Times, includes a post about Westboro Baptist’s Phelps; Auernheimer describes him as “one of the few living messengers of God on Earth.” (There’s also “a photo caption describing Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem with racially charged language.”)

Wrote the hacker in a May post: “Best way to spend a hungover Saturday afternoon: shoutcasting the gospel music of one of the few living messengers of God on earth. America is a fag nation! Jews are violent reprobate rebels against God’s will! Thank God for IEDs! Israel’s doom is coming, God’s promises are sure! God bless Fred Phelps. God bless Shirley Phelps-Roper. God bless the Westboro Baptist Church.”

He then links to some of his favorite Westboro tunes.

In another post, he references the chief technology officer of the GNAA (which we can only assume refers to the web trolling group “Gay Nigger Association of America”) “showing solidarity with the Westboro Baptist Church at Phelps clan rally.”

By:           editor editor
On:           Jun 18, 2010
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  • 21 Comments
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      Baptist Drug User? Umm, Fred Phelps probably thinks that Auernheimer is headed straight to hell with all us fags.

      Jun 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      The guy just looks like he smells of dirty scalp and Ruffles potato chips. Shocker he he has time to play around with coding, I would have thought the women would be lining up.

      Jun 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry
      Larry

      I recognize this guy… He’s Weev, an Internet troll who was profiled in The New York Times a couple years or so back.
      And Goatse Security? That’s a reference to the “Goatse Man,” a picture of a guy stretching out his distended anus that sometimes appears on Internet forums, posted by trolls.

      Jun 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NickadooLA
      NickadooLA

      I suspect he’s likely more 4chan troll than genuine racist/homophobe.

      It’s just one of those things that can happen when urban hipster douchebags with computers get bored and run out of things to be ironic about.

      Jun 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jizzson
      Jizzson

      The man to the left of the GNAA CTO is single and fabulous!

      Jun 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry
      Larry

      Here’s the NY Times article about Auernheimer (Weev): http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-t.html?scp=1&sq=weev&st=cse

      Jun 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • orinthe
      orinthe

      Hello, this guy’s just a troll, not an actual Phelps-lover! Isn’t it obvious from the photo of “solidarity with the WBC” where people are holding signs like “I HAVE A SIGN” and “GOD HATES #tags”? They’re making fun of the WBC, and this guy’s just trying to get a reaction. I bet he’s ecstatic that he successfully trolled Queerty.

      Jun 18, 2010 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • orinthe
      orinthe

      @orinthe: Sorry, my bad, ecstatic he successfully trolled a (presumably) respectable organization like the International Business Times, not Queerty. I’m sure he could care less about that, heh.

      Jun 18, 2010 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon H
      Brandon H

      I don’t care what he is, he’s still a douche nozzle. It’s one thing exposing a company’s data, another thing exposing the data of innnocent users, i don’t care what kind of warning this asshole gave or if his intentions were “noble”. Plus he’s a freakin’ drug dealer!

      Jun 18, 2010 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David

      @NickadooLA: Tend to agree

      Jun 18, 2010 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      YHBT

      Jun 18, 2010 at 6:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.
      L.

      Actually, if that were true – we’d have a link between goatse and Phelps. Now wouldn’t *that* be a kick in the rubber parts?

      Jun 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BeSt
      BeSt

      Why are you posting links to his blog?
      The hackers’s livejournal was not discovered by the International Business Times, it is a clear link on the goatse website. I saw it myself a few days ago, plenty of other bloggers mentioned it, but decided not to add links as it will give him the publicity he so desperately seeks.

      Jun 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GEW
      GEW

      See what you get when brothers and sisters have sex?

      Jun 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Luke
      Luke

      Oh god, there actually are people who agree with that cult. I guess this is what inbreeding leads to.

      Jun 18, 2010 at 8:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Yuki
      Yuki

      I agree with others; he’s almost definitely just an internet troll who pretends to agree with Westboro just for the lulz.

      Jun 19, 2010 at 3:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • loldongs
      loldongs

      haha, you guys got fucking trolled. And “discovered” is a bit of a strong term for a dudes unlocked blog who has been infamous for years.

      join the fun. irc.hardchats.com #GNAA

      also: FREE WEEV!

      [img]http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/0/0d/Freeweev.png[/img]

      Jun 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jadis
      Jadis

      YHBT. YHL. HAND.

      Jun 20, 2010 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • counterpoll
      counterpoll

      The signposts for sanity now need to be re-arranged. We got crazy to the right, crazy to the left, and all of’em got webpages, hold signs and make no sense!
      Peace!
      cp

      Jun 21, 2010 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LEON KAISER
      LEON KAISER

      @Larry: No fucking shit.

      Jun 21, 2010 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete
      Pete

      He has this “over-the-top” act but he definitely likes Fred Phelps and his family and means a lot of what he says and that makes him more awesome in my opinion.

      You queers need to stop vrying, you are always crying and always acting has if the World has to orbit around you, this is why you queers are dangerous and this is why every single civilization that accepted your mental-disfunction ended up a doomed civilization.

      Oct 1, 2010 at 5:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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