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  1. #11
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    Re: To RedHat, Mandrake and other bloated distros

    SKyWolf's user. Any halfway decent hacker could use this information.

  2. #12

    Re: To RedHat, Mandrake and other bloated distros

    thanks Vince!

    I fixed my debian box which also happens to be my web server. the redhat box had finger disabled by default.

  3. #13

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    you know all machines will have a username called root.
    No, not always. You can hack around and change the super user to other names if you wanted to. Also, a lot of people totally disable root and add a diffrent user to take the place of root with the idea that any access done by root would be an intrueder.

  4. #14

    Re: To RedHat, Mandrake and other bloated distros

    I guess I should point out that it can be very helpfull in social engineering. You can pose as a tech on the phone easily when cracking a buisness. Users arn't always smart enough to understand that you don't have to be on site to find out social (finger) information.

  5. #15
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    Re: To RedHat, Mandrake and other bloated distros

    Yup. If you put your real name, the attacker calls and says
    "Hi <your first name>, this is I.M. Ackingiu, we have a request. We would like it if you could change your password to 'apple' to test a new password feature, can you do that?"

    Watch out...

  6. #16
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    Re: To RedHat, Mandrake and other bloated distros


    Yup. If you put your real name, the attacker calls and says
    "Hi <your first name>, this is I.M. Ackingiu, we have a request. We would like it if you could change your password to 'apple' to test a new password feature, can you do that?"

    Watch out...
    Sure... Like I or anyone else would be stupid enough to do this ??

    /me changes password to h4x0rzsUckzz !!

    oh http://infolinux.de/ was h4x0r3d, while we're talking lame stufff to do, I hate crackers!

  7. #17

    Re: To RedHat, Mandrake and other bloated distros

    Gentoo.


  8. #18
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    Re: To RedHat, Mandrake and other bloated distros

    [quote author=traceroute link=board=5;threadid=1218;start=0#8690 date=1020247844]
    Gentoo.


    [/quote]

    God bless you.

    No, seriously... OpenBSD.

  9. #19

    Re: To RedHat, Mandrake and other bloated distros

    [quote author=Ashcrow link=board=5;threadid=1218;start=0#8686 date=1018833666]
    you know all machines will have a username called root.
    No, not always. You can hack around and change the super user to other names if you wanted to.[/quote]

    Code:
    $ grep ":0:" /etc/passwd
    jimmyjo:x:0:0:jimmyjo:/jj:/bin/bash
    Oops, so much for renaming root...

    But about finger...

    Code:
    $ pinky @localhost
    Login       Name             TTY       Idle   When         Where
    That's really weird... nobody logged in... not even me...

  10. #20
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    Re:To RedHat, Mandrake and other bloated distros user

    So how do you rename Root? Seems a smart idea, me know a lot of skript kiddie's and almost n00b haxorz (skript kiddies are different to n00bs IMHO)


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