is the nym
for Tex Mignog
and a punk rock band he led by the same name.
Tex Mignog (aka the TexorcisT)
Technologist Tex Mignog (1969-2002), aka the TexoricsT (sic), is the founder and 'Chief Subversion Officer' of the Collusion Syndicate hacker group.
As the spokesperson for the Collusion Syndicate, the TexoricisT made numerous open appearances at computer security events such as H.O.P.E. and DefCon and was often quoted by the media on computer related security, political and cultural issues by reporters for a variety of media outlets, some examples being KVUE News,
the Austin American-Statesman and The Washington Post.
The TexorcisT was one of the most frequent contributors to the Collusion E-zine
TexoricisT (the Rock Band)
The punk rock band TexorcisT (1993-1997) was led by Tex Mignog, also known as 'the TexorcisT'. Mignog was an accomplished musician having attended University of North Texas College of Music, composed soundtracks for film and played in several bands including this eponymous punk band.
- Vocals - TexorcisT
- Guitar - Robb13 (notorious punk rocker)
- Bass - Unknown - Possibly someone named Brian?
- Drums - Dan Morgan (popular rugby athelete)
- An application developed by the TexorcisT to point out security issues with the SMTP protocol
- The Port-A-LAN is described as a "LAN
-in-a-Box" and designed by the TexorcisT to facilitate quick network deployments. With CAT III
50-pin telco cable and break-out "harmonicas" to quickly deploy a 160 node network at a previously unwired location in less then one hour. (Developed prior to the advent of WiFi
- The Collusion Syndicate, led by the TexorcisT hosted the irQconflict,
the largest seasonal computer gaming
tournament in the South-Central US. These events were different in that they were very large for LAN party
standards (100-200 gamers
) and included a rave
like atmosphere with DJs
, club lighting and projectors showing computer animation and machinima
. They took place in various venues in Austin, Texas, utilized Port-A-LAN technology and, due to its size, required the re-engineering of the venues' electrical wiring. These events drew attendance from all over Texas and surrounding states.
The Collusion Group took the show on the road in 1999
, taking the irQconflict to DefCon 7
and in 2000
was invited to do their thing in conjunction with SXSW Interactive
and COnduit 2K electronic film festival and was where some machinima
films chose to debut
, during the gaming.
- Texorcist and the Collusion Syndicate promoted Virtual Sit-ins
which are manual DDoS
attacks created by hundreds of protesters attempting to overload the servers of the organization they are protesting by repeatedly requesting data, manually.
SecurityTraq credits this site as providing an early introduction to the concept of Hacktivism
they are referenced in The Internet and Democracy, a paper by Roger Clarke Prepared for IPAA/NOIE and included in a NOIE publication in September 2004.
Their explanation of Hactivism was published in the Hacktivist
and credited in the Ashville Global Report as lately as 2007
- The Electric Dog is a remote control wireless camera robot created by the TexorcisT to demonstrate the practicality of simple robotics in routine office technical repair.