Thread: FYI: The main web site page got hacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I just feel it would be interesting to know how it was done. Some of us here have our own websites. Wouldn't hurt to discuss this and in the process gain some new knowledge. That's all. But... apparently that's asking too much.
    If I find out more that I can pass along, I will. You know what I know.

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    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
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    Thanks Kermi. And I apologize for having jumped into conclusions.
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    wow! first time i have witnessed a #@k3r$ 4tt4(k!!!

    i mean it is serious but, really, first time for me!

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    I always think things like this are more annoying than serious. I mean, maybe they are. In truth, tho, it just seems to me a desperate cry for attention. Someone needs a hug.
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    As if anyone is going to trust haxorz to manage their site security. So there was a security flaw in the site, not like this site handles classified information or personal data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    I'm not trying to tell anybody to "shut up" or anything like that. I just think posting screenshots of what the site looked like is a bit over the top, and sort of glorifies the morons. Yes, I'm interested to know what the exploit was. Beyond that I won't give these guys any more air time.
    I agree, hence I left them un-named -- look at the start of the thread. If you read up on them on various 'hacking' forums they boast about how many times their name shows in google, who's talking about them etc.

    Let's just hope a few smarties on this forum go down the "punisher movie" sort of story-line

    All it did was tempt me into minoring in security... that or play Rainbow 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    All it did was tempt me into minoring in security... that or play Rainbow 6
    I started hearing an echo of, "Tango down!" when I read this.

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    These "look-at-me-I-can-hack-a-site" aren't that scary. What's scary is the people who hacks a site silently and unnoticed to spread bad code/scripts.

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    Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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    So they just want to be famous!
    Better still, since they did not do something really harmful, besides defacing the main page.
    But such harmless attempts prove to be useful for site administrator
    am I too inexperienced to judge??

    Quote Originally Posted by Magos
    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
    Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
    I heard it like this:
    Teach a man to fish, and, he will be on the lake side, all the day, drinking beer, having fun
    Last edited by manav; 04-30-2008 at 04:25 AM.

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