Readers might recall that during Sabine McNeill’s trial in November, Paul Rodgers a.k.a. EddieIsOK a.k.a Edgar John was arrested from the courtroom and convicted on charges of contempt of court. Rather than accept responsibility for his own behaviour, he chose to blame EC, and has been on a low-grade campaign of harassment ever since.
In December we noted that his behaviour could be regarded as witness intimidation, particularly when he enlisted the assistance of his friend “J3zus”, using the Facebook page of his girlfriend Nattalie Stubbs Bradshaw. J3zus and Stubbs Bradshaw live together in Milton in Stoke-on-Trent, where J3zus has been seen driving his BMW…a car well above his apparent pay grade, but who are we to judge? [Editor: Look, can we just call him Jesus? This alpha-numeric thing is doing my head in.]
While their attempt at doxxing this blog was hilariously awful, it really was the thought that counted. (And by “thought’ we mean “unregulated brainstem activity”.)
Now, it seems that J3zus…er, Jesus has done it again. Yes, it’s another Pastebin extravaganza in super-secret binary code which only certifiable computer geniuses can decipher. There was one positive: this time it was mercifully short.
Here it is, in all its brilliant glory:
What it lacks in length it makes up an incomprehensibility.
However, we think we grasp the general gist: despite being a self-proclaimed “hacker”, Jesus has no concept of what “SSL encryption” means. He seems to think that it has something to do with encrypting the blog for nefarious purposes.
Nor does he have the faintest clue what an encryption certificate entails, even though these have been standard fare for years now.
Because we are kind souls at heart, we’ll give him a hint:
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
Not to worry Jesus further, but we’re informed that it takes a developer about one minute to navigate this super-tricky manoeuvre. If he still doesn’t understand, perhaps he should go back to hacker school. Let’s just say that it’s unlikely that our encryption security certificate would somehow destroy the GoDaddy server. Or whatever it was that he said.
We did have a good laugh at his assertion that “thanks to the certificate of the website including Arizona in the United States states and more” he could magically determine where this blog is located.
Here’s another hint, Jesus: WordPress’ parent company, Automattic, enables people to set up blogs through the company GoDaddy, which among other things provides a domain name service that’s both cheap and easy to use. (Any similarity to Jesus’ girlfriend is purely coincidental.)
Now, for our final point: would anyone else in the class like to explain to J3zus where GoDaddy has its head offices?
Wow, fancy that. Scottsdale, Arizona. That is what you call one amazing coincidence.
We’re trying not to roll our eyes too hard, as our mothers used to tell us that if we did that too often they could freeze in that position. Honestly, who wants to take the chance?