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Brian Krebs, an investigative journalist working for the Washington post, has the dubious distinction of being one of the first journalists to be “Swatted”. For those of you not up on the hacker nomenclature, “Swatting” is the practice of using forged information to send a heavily armed police team to an unsuspecting victim’s house. This is a deplorable practice, but, as with all threats, the only way to defend yourself is to understand the vector of assault.

Today we’re explaining the mechanics of “Swatting”, but first, one has to understand how 911 works.

Swatting as in S.W.A.T.?

Not good. 

Yeah, well.  It's all fun and games until someone loses a testicle...or dies.  Dangerous to say the least....

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