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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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:iconsoul-daemon:
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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:icondunwich7:
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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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait. :)
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:iconghostpockets:
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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:icondunwich7:
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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:iconghostpockets:
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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:iconghostpockets:
GhostPockets Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Kewl, I am very intrigued by all these projects you are beavering away on.
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
So am I :D

And... "beavering" sort of implies hard and continuing work. It's not really like that^^. But yeah, I'm trying to focus a bit more instead of just daydreaming :D
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:iconghostpockets:
GhostPockets Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Much backslappery from this quarter.
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Much appreciated.
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:iconbobbymono:
bobbymono Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason deviant art has something against you. It doesn't send me your stuff to my inbox. Curse it to heck!
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Oh! I had something similar happen as well with two people I was watching... removing watch and re-watching solved it though, if I remember correctly (was some time ago)

There's quite a few (annoying) bugs on dA :D
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oh-the-humanatee Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Oh man, I like this concept a lot.
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Hey, thanks^^, glad you like it.
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:iconmrwolfeconcoctions:
MrWolfeConcoctions Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Pi R Squared? Pi R not Squared. Pi R round. Cornbread R Squared.
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
:lol:

(Cornbread? I prefer apple pi.)
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:iconmrwolfeconcoctions:
MrWolfeConcoctions Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well then you have a very funny shaped apple pie!
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Indeed :D
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:iconskpop:
skpop Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Like the pun, love the concept!
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Thanks^^.
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:iconvpizarro626:
VPizarro626 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
OH NO! WHAT'S THE SQUARE ROOT OF PI!?
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I don't know, but I DO know it's HIP TO BE SQUARE!
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:iconvpizarro626:
VPizarro626 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
mmmmmmmmm Apple Pi
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
:pie:
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:iconvpizarro626:
VPizarro626 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
aaah man, I love a good math joke
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:iconeric-merced:
Eric-Merced Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very intriguing. Love it.
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
haha, hilarious pun ! that's one smart and cool rat
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Glad you like it :D
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