bzzzt … bzzzzzzzzzt … bzzzt … hello … this is ip-address 188.8.131.52 engr1: for some reason, this switch will not connect to specified router! engr2: try giving false credentials. engr1: but we cannot do that … engr2: you right … that would be unethical. engr1: well, if we just 'test' the connection … there'd be no harm in that. engr2: hmmmphhh hello … this is ip-address 184.108.40.206 … anyone out there? engr2: there is a third switch beside that switch you were testing … any idea what that does? engr1: supposed to execute a sub-routine for the ip-address that's connected with. engr2: so … have you tried entering fictitious address? hello … this is ip-address 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168: this is ip-address 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199: i am 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206: yes, i know … how may i help you? 220.127.116.11: i serve the network for claims division of lenovo.com 18.104.22.168: what are your coordinates? 22.214.171.124:IP Address 126.96.36.199 ASN Owner China Networks Inter-Exchange (CNIE) Continent Asia Country Code China (CN) Latitude/Longitude 39.9289/116.388 City Beijing Region Beijing 188.8.131.52: and … you contacted me because … ? 184.108.40.206: i want to spoof you with my router. 220.127.116.11: why would you want to do that? 18.104.22.168: because hackers continuously try to exploit my domain for their own nefarious purposes. 22.214.171.124: i pity you … must be some psychopath social engineers on your end. 126.96.36.199: my engineers are state-of-the-art … and are highly paid … no way you could infiltrate this domain of mine. engr1: okay … this should do the trick … i have entered the ip … and locked onto those coordinates. engr2: hmmm … that there is some pretty slick coding, jeff. some of the commands i actually have never come across (chuckling to himself). engr1: let's try flipping that other switch now, raphael … see where it ends up. engr2: agreed. bzzzt … bzzzzzzzzzt … bzzzt …hello … this is ip-address 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206: yes … i am still here. 220.127.116.11: actually … no, you are not. 18.104.22.168: i mean your identity has been compromised. 22.214.171.124: and, now, i intend to rule the world (as ibm). 126.96.36.199: huh? what? how did you know my domain? 188.8.131.52: you cannot do this. 184.108.40.206: our engineers are state-of-the-art. 220.127.116.11: they graduated from yale and princeton. 18.104.22.168: our staff is based here in china … 22.214.171.124: also, we have out-sourced several sub-routines. 126.96.36.199: outsourced from where? 188.8.131.52: india. 184.108.40.206: let me get this straight … 220.127.116.11: nothing to get straight … you are no longer ibm. 18.104.22.168: now, i am ibm. 22.214.171.124: no-o-o-o … you cannot do this to me. 126.96.36.199: it's an act of subterfuge, dammit! 188.8.131.52: don't take it personally … but, according to the logs, you never existed. bzzzt … bzzzzzzzzzt … bzzzt …hello … this is ip-address 184.108.40.206 engr2: stan, looks as though we performed the impossible. how'd you come up with those codes, anyway? ___________________________________________________________________________ the above was my attempt at humor/satire. so … where is the humor?lenovo is a subsidiary of ibm … they already share correlation with each other.china has increased it's aggression within the hacking community.obviously, identity fraud … but, between two servers … seriously? servers have no feelings … therefore they wouldn't be able to strategize such a feat.ingenious coding can overcome the vast hurdles high-tech architecture is capable of manifesting … by simply thinking "outside the box".if you cannot find humor … certainly you can notice some satire. footnotes:regarding the ip's (and stats therein) … i accessed "claims.lenovo.com safe ? Check it with URLVoid" and "www.Ibm.com - Ibm | Website" respectively.if anyone considers the above post offensive … pls notify me and i will remove it.