Re: Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-12 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton

Robin Szemeti [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth:
* 
* What IS the mentality of idiots who attack community sites
* like this?
*
*maybe it was just a script kiddie .. maybe it was a worm.

It wasn't anything quite so dignified. I had reinstalled the Catalog
module last month after a failed attempt to upgrade it and at the time I
didn't notice it had made the .conf files group writeable. At some point
within 30 mins of whomever this was deciding to overwrite the file broke
the catalog but not the rest of the box. I suggest that anyone else using
the Catalog module check their installation just for good measure.  

So, it was a trivial stupid thing that are usually the cause of such
problems though it didn't make my day to hear this news before I had my
first cup of coffee which may explain the note that was up on the front
page for a while.

Nothing was damaged or compromised save my ego :) 

And, as far as the idiots go, I doubt there are any fewer today then there
were yesterday. 

e.



Re: Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-12 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Elaine -HFB- Ashton wrote:

 And, as far as the idiots go, I doubt there are any fewer today then there
 were yesterday. 

well .. my theory is:
they say 'theres one born every minute'.. but sometimes, due to
oversight, there isn't one born for a whole hour or so, so they have to
send along a particularly stupid one to keep the averages up.

-- 
Robin Szemeti   

Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-12 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Robin Szemeti wrote:
 On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Elaine -HFB- Ashton wrote:
 
  And, as far as the idiots go, I doubt there are any fewer today then there
  were yesterday. 
 
 well .. my theory is:
 they say 'theres one born every minute'.. but sometimes, due to
 oversight, there isn't one born for a whole hour or so, so they have to
 send along a particularly stupid one to keep the averages up.

eeek! .. re reads own post .. someone could read that the wrong way and
think I was having a dig .. which is exactly _not_ what i wanted to do .. 

it was a general comment for amusment value only .. before anyone gets
the wrong idea ! ;))

-- 
Robin Szemeti   

Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-11 Thread john . hearns

I guess it's old news to you all,
but there's a notice on http://search.cpan.org
to the effect that it has been hacked.
I use this a lot.

What IS the mentality of idiots who attack community sites
like this?
Where's my bloody gun






RE: Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-11 Thread Rob Bresner

t'was probly a Python maniac.

 

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 I guess it's old news to you all,
 but there's a notice on http://search.cpan.org
 to the effect that it has been hacked.
 I use this a lot.
 
 What IS the mentality of idiots who attack community sites
 like this?
 Where's my bloody gun
 
 


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Re: Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-11 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

oh I forgot to mention:

 Where's my bloody gun

you haven't got one any more, the government decided they were just too
dangerous for you to play with.

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Re: Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-11 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I guess it's old news to you all,
 but there's a notice on http://search.cpan.org
 to the effect that it has been hacked.
 I use this a lot.
 
 What IS the mentality of idiots who attack community sites
 like this?

maybe it was just a script kiddie .. maybe it was a worm.

there have ben a couple of worms crawling around that basically infect
your host, delete a variety of files, put up there own hacked index page,
try and spread. its all pretty automatic and rapid, especially with
decent connectivity.

keep up to date with those security advisiories girls, and as leisure
suit larry always used to say 'save early, save often' ;)

-- 
Robin Szemeti   

Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World