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myriscos.co.uk hacked

Published: 10th Dec 2001, 18:00:24 | Permalink | Printable

How cool is that?

Rival portal myriscos.co.uk appears to be under new management. Take a look for yourself before someone gets round to fixing it.


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Whoever that was, it was an idiot. Generating a ISO-8859-1 header for a plain ASCII content is ridiculous.

 is a RISC OS User on 10/12/01 6:18PM
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lol, I just had to take a snapshot of it :-)

Andrew Duffell

 is a RISC OS User on 10/12/01 6:40PM
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Check it out! The image comes from here!

 is a RISC OS User on 10/12/01 6:50PM
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This is the most interesting RISCOS related news, I have read in quite some time...

 is a RISC OS User on 10/12/01 7:12PM
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Hmm! Hacking sites in this way is not big and it's not clever just a little sad. These "Hackers" really should get a life. -- Victor Shears, Maidstone

 is a RISC OS Uservshears on 10/12/01 7:50PM
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Actually you've managed to use the *WRONG* term. It's **CRACKING**. Hacking is just exploring with no damage done, CRACKERS are people that do damage, and give hackers a bad name.

 is a RISC OS User on 11/12/01 8:38AM
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Agree with 'Guest' re: hackers vs Crackers. I admit to being a hacker (most of the stuff is for paid work though), but if I find security holes etc., I try and inform the person concerned about it.

Crackers tend to keep knowledge like that to themselves and abuse the site for their own purposes. Script kidders are the lowest of the low tho - they can't actually 'hack or crack' themselves and have to resort to using pre-built programs and scripts to do their work for them.

More info on Hacking/Cracking from: [link] and [link] .

 is a RISC OS Userbeebware on 11/12/01 10:04AM
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Err! actually the only thing I possibly got wrong was not to put the word Hacking in quotes. I thought my use of quotes around the word Hackers was enough to indicate that I was simply following Peters lead in reffering to this for of (self) abuse as "Hacking". Just to reiterate the *Wrong* use was in headline of the news item which I was responding to. FWIW I agree that the most likely culprit is a immature Script Kiddie with neither Haking or Cracking skills. -- Victor Shears, Maidstone

 is a RISC OS Uservshears on 11/12/01 10:57AM
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Whatever it is ....... the person that does this is an idiot and sad!!!!

 is a RISC OS User on 11/12/01 11:03AM
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The person who looks after the hacked server could be called an idiot, too.

 is a RISC OS User on 11/12/01 2:49PM
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I hope myriscos have everything backed up and get well soon.

On a happier note, drobe's ready to make an announcement soon that'll result in everyone's favourite portal being updated more often.

Chris @ drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS User on 11/12/01 5:04PM
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By adding more items?

 is a RISC OS User on 11/12/01 7:24PM
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Drobe...? Updated more often? Are you trying to say that miricles do happen?

 is a RISC OS User on 11/12/01 7:37PM
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 is a RISC OS User on 11/12/01 7:44PM
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i might suggest that the damage was done with a modified version of the l10n BIND worm. this is what happens if you don't apply security patches.

 is a RISC OS User on 12/12/01 12:38PM
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"everyone's favourite portal being updated more often"

Since when has Cybervillage been called a 'portal'? ;)

 is a RISC OS User on 12/12/01 1:35PM
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Well if cybervillage isn't a portal, then why did you assume it's that, you should at least assume a portal if that's what's written!

 is a RISC OS User on 12/12/01 3:00PM
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surely he's talking about iconbar.com

 is a RISC OS User on 12/12/01 6:44PM
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Does anyone know how the terms "hacker" and "cracker" came about? It seems that 99% of people (including myself) think or used to think that a hacker is someone who uses exploits to inflict malicious damage on computers. Please no Xmas puns about "cracker"! :o)

 is a RISC OS Userksattic on 12/12/01 11:35PM
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Hackers are people who play with technology for fun, hence you can hack your washing machine ;)

 is a RISC OS UserNoMercy on 13/12/01 1:22AM
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cool! I wonder if I can crack the washing machine so I can get the socks out of it...

 is a RISC OS User on 13/12/01 11:45AM
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The term "cracker" came about, when people started to crack the copy-protection-mechanisms of commercial software packages in the late 1980s. As this was illegal in most countries, it got that negative image and that's why it was adopted for all the "bad" hackers.

I recommend the book "Maximum Protection" by Ryan Russell and Stace Cunningham to everyone who wants to know more about hackers, crackers, hacking and cracking. ;-)

- Julian G. F. Zimmerle

 is a RISC OS User on 13/12/01 2:07PM
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MyRISCOS is now back up and running.

 is a RISC OS User on 14/12/01 12:50PM
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Any chance you could upload the shot JD? :p

 is a RISC OS User on 14/12/01 4:40PM
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The person who looks after the hacked server could be called an idiot, too.

I think not. He got it back online within a day. I would like to see you do better, idiot.

 is a RISC OS User on 15/12/01 11:39PM
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 is a RISC OS User on 19/12/01 2:52PM
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From RISC OS news: "...a product that effectively reduces an ARM-based computer system to a board smaller than half an A4 piece of paper..."

that would be smaller than A5, then?

 is a RISC OS User on 9/1/02 11:50AM
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