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TotRH: The PiRat by dunwich7 TotRH: The PiRat by dunwich7
Tales of the Red Herring: The PiRat

PiRats are virtual constructs, used by hackers to steal data.

This is usually achieved by releasing millions of PiRats into a company's DataStream, each stealing little random snippets. Assembling the stolen data at a later stage is a bit of an art.

What you see here is the most common visualisation of a PiRat mostly used by popular media to illustrate the concept.

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Part of the "Tales of the Red Herring" Universe.

Find out more about Tales of the Red Herring here --> [link]
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:ahoy: :pie:
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Boojamon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. Yes. Yes.
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dunwich7 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
:D
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We've been waiting for quite a while for more "Red Herring" goodness! :excited:
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Yeah^^... I'm planning to post a few more titbits over the next weeks. Background stuff, props, characters... that sort of thing :)
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait. :)
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GhostPockets Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Dirty plague carrier... but it has managed to draw a nice picture here. :P
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dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
:D

It's just the visualisation of the hacker's concept^^. The "real" PiRat is just bits and bytes in the DataStream.

(Though there was a line of PiRat plush toys, and those will very probably feature in a future TotRH story :) )
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GhostPockets Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Sounds good, we want more so please don't wait another two years to post something new about this :P




Railey whatta?
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Haha, yeah, been some time, eh?

At that rate you can expect a finished story in early June, 2316.

:D

(But seriously, I'll post more ideas and concepts from TotRH on a regular basis, I hope^^.)
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