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I got negged to death for the last post about the music thing
sorry all if my post offended you I didn't realize people would
take it so personally judging by the extreme comments I got
"I am paranoid. I am afraid of using Kazaa. Is it possible to get hacked if I download MP3 or MPEG files from someone's PC by using Kazaa? I have firewall installed."
"Now I want to ask u a question: do u see linux as an alternative to
windows??? (I mean if my windows give me problems, i go and install Linux?)"
Definatley :) Mandrake and Redhat are good...
"Therefore, it is sensible to have full disclosure, but ONLY AFTER, the vendor
has had a reasonable chance to verify the problem and produce a patch.
Ideally the vendor should produce the patch...
"I still have more problems like how to get windows games runnin
here and how to freakin get my ethernet dsl modem to work on RH9."
If you want to run all of your Windows stuff word...
"Linux users worldwide are in for a rude shock. For the first time ever,
the number of Linux vulnerabilities, attacks, and exploits has exceeded
that of Microsoft"
A rude shock? I don't think...
Openbsd- "unfriendly install (to newbies) and manual patching/
administration (source patches and builds)
Nah OpenBSD it isn't hard or unfriendly to install :) what's hard
about it? just make...
111/tcp open sunrpc
You better close this one :( it's remote procedure call service Crackers/Script Kiddies
probe for this open port all the time rpc services have many security...
"And another question that how is this book. Is it worth buying and reading."
I'd say yes the Hacking Exposed books are all well written by people who
know what there doing but they are...
Seems SCO is litigation happy now it's Novell?
Just saw this on Zdnet:
"But copyrights may figure in with subsequent enforcement actions,
he said, so SCO is preparing to take Novell to court...
Telnet is evil like without SSH or something secure like if you enter a password to server an attacker can capture your seq and ack number reset your connection using arp poisoning and enter his/her...
"Hi to everybody! I have heard that windows 98 is one from the most
vulnerable OSs. What can i do so that i can have i little more security?"
I'd recommend getting something like folder guard:...
"*This is the first time i come in contact with any Linux OS and FreeBsd
*This is also the first time i install any Linux Os and FreeBsd"
Ouch! you walked in unprepared many newbies do the...
"What rights do schools have to monitor all our actions on the computer.
As it is, they already prohibit us from complete access to the internet."
It's like that in the real world when you...
"I want to learn how to stop hackers and know all the different ways how to do it."
You need have to have strong instincts, psychology: understand the nature of Hackers/Crackers/Script...
"and once i have both running which ISP supports RH to surf the web?
and where do i get my modem driver? i have a winmodem!"
Yes Winmodems don't work in Linux theyre junk/crap they use the cpu...
"Does anyone know a way i could hack em in steps or if u could really
help me out and hack this lil punks for me"
Yes you could get in serious doo doo it's a complete waste of time
"Whats your favorite version of linux (red hat, etc.....)?"
Slackware Linux I'm an OpenBSD user but when I install Linux on
any system this is what I install if it's a new server or a desktop...
"Once you lock down file permissions, services and have applied
the proper security patches, you shold have a solid *nix system"
;) Get Lids to lock down the system that is if you want to keep...
"I want to expand my abilities with computers, of course this would
only be for "educational" purposes."
If you are serious and want to improve your abuilities & put your time in
(not be a...
"1. Port Scanners? I'm not 100% sure what their all about. I've been reading some stuff
on download.com scans a network for open ports and gives you the computers
workgruop name etc. Isn't that...
"I have heard that there are programs out there that will allow a hacker
to access a chat client and password"
She or he (never know) could have penetrated you or your
friends computer by...
"If so, which one (cos I was told win ME is less vulnerable
for DOS's than the other versions of windows 9x)?"
For anyone who uses ME and doesn't know
If you ever get infected by a virus or...
"My question is, how do you troubleshoot your box to make SURE you are
not brodcasting anything out of it you don't want to"
Besides using antivirus and spybot
You should always verify...
"A hacker is still either someone who quickly produces code, or is a skilled
computer-security enthusiast. Someone should pick one!"
It's really a silent badge of respect given by other...