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Sorry About the Site Downtime (UPDATED)
Posted by: Dale Franks on Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Someone managed to get into Bruce's admin account and began hacking the site. Fortunately, I caught him in the act, and shut down the database, but even in the space of a few minutes, the vicious little f*cker managed to delete all the blog accounts, mess up Bruce's last entry, and screw up about half of the category titles, which will have to be sorted out.

I hate hackers. Destructive little morons. I am so angry now that I could literally beat this a**hole to death.

UPDATE: Well, they did it again. This time it was the site FTP username and password. And the really irritating thing is that I changed the password right after fixing the other stuff. It took about 12 hours to brute-force it.

Great.
 
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Actually he got my last 4 entries.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
You "Caught" him? Did you get a name and address...for the right price I know folks that would put the beat down on him.
 
Written By: Joe
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By "caught" I mean I happened to go online very shortly after he cracked Bruce’s password, and stopped him before he could screw up too much.

He seemed to be targeting McQ specifically, too.

Who have you p*ssed off, Bruce?
 
Written By: Dale Franks
URL: http://www.qando.net
Who have you p*ssed off, Bruce?
How much time do you have?
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
So that is what the problem was. The little #^$@% also destroyed two of my priceless, irreplaceable comments. The world is a poorer place.


 
Written By: timactual
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So that is what the problem was. The little #^$@% also destroyed two of my priceless, irreplaceable comments.
Every cloud has a silver lining ;-)
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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Every cloud has a silver lining ;-)
Well that’s true ... it got rid of yours as well, didn’t it? ;)
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
Every cloud has a silver lining ;-)
Guess we know now who the hacker is.
 
Written By: capt joe
URL: http://
Guess we know now who the hacker is.
Nancy Pelosi?
I find that image highly entertaining for some reason.

But seriously, we all know it was Hugo Chavez.
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
"Every cloud has a silver lining ;-)"

Ooohhh! You, you,......., you evil person, you!
 
Written By: timactual
URL: http://
The solution to brute force cracks are timeouts. Two or three wrong password attempts and you drop the connection and don’t accept a new one for a random number of seconds. Brute force works because they can rip through tries at the connection speed. Slow it down to human speed (which really isn’t much of an impediment to humans) and you move the 12 hours out to 5 years.
 
Written By: bud
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"Two or three wrong password attempts and you drop the connection..."


I really want to make a joke about how optimistic you are about their login abilities, but that would be in poor taste and inaccurate and just wrong.

Oh. And needlessly offensive.

Sorry. I just can’t help myself. Feel free to take revenge.
 
Written By: timactual
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