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Thread: Vandalism and Recovery

  1. #11
    Damn, that's kinda stupid. You didn't do anything wrong.. glad it's back and hopefully it won't happen again
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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by vectro View Post
    The header on the hacked tech-faq homepage said "r00t3d". Was it just the scripts or was root hacked? We were debating in another thread.
    It was a root hack. I certainly have no idea as to how he pulled it off but as Will said, one/some of the the huge number of scripts may have had a security hole that he exploited.

    Bad news : Unless the vulnerability is figured out and patched, this server may still be vulnerable to a future attack.

  3. #13
    This is the downside of using premade scripts you can just download. You can;t be sure if its secure without auditing it yourself, or paying someone to audit the source code. Just throwing it up on your server is big chance of risk.

    But glad NB is okay.
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  4. #14
    Well that sucks, glad NB is back up.
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  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Snak3 View Post
    It was a root hack. I certainly have no idea as to how he pulled it off but as Will said, one/some of the the huge number of scripts may have had a security hole that he exploited.

    Bad news : Unless the vulnerability is figured out and patched, this server may still be vulnerable to a future attack.
    Quote Originally Posted by Keldorn View Post
    This is the downside of using premade scripts you can just download. You can;t be sure if its secure without auditing it yourself, or paying someone to audit the source code. Just throwing it up on your server is big chance of risk.

    But glad NB is okay.
    Yes that's the downside to using pre-made scripts. I use many on my server but I have found one saving grace. I use a module for Apache that allows PHP scripts to run as the user for that account instead of running as the default "nobody" user. This prevents files from needing to be chmod 755 or 777 to be written to by PHP. Files can have stricter permissions than that and still be written to because the PHP script is running as the same username as the file which needs to be modified. So even for generic scripts where the instructions say to chmod certain files as 755 or 777, you can still use something like 644 and it will work just the same.

  6. #16
    I'm glad NB is back, and I'm glad to here you managed to get early backups

  7. #17
    Interesting weekend we had . Shame a was off for last 3 days .

  8. #18
    Thank god, everything is on track now.
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  9. #19
    I suggest we take actions against the kid
    lets massive ping him or something lol

  10. #20
    Its good that we are back , i also had my server rooted recently by pakbugs . they destroyed whole the data on it and i dinn have full backup of things so it was really hard to get things on track

    anyways nice to see forums back keep rocking :P . Lets Ddos them i will pass the server anyone interested :O

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