March 3rd, 2002 05:26 AM
I was reading
I was reading this thing and the guy called it "Access Denied Folder Exploit" here is how it goes I got it from Area6.
There is an exploit that I found while messing around in DOS back in the day when i was still a "baby" hacker and couldn't program or do anything "kewl". I don't remember if I actually discovered it or read it somewhere. I seriously can't remember that far back. Sorry.
How it works:
First go to your main hard drive. (This can be accomplished by going to My Computer, Double-clicking your main hard drive, which is usually C:\). Then create a new folder and name it one short word only. I suggest you name it "private" or something like that. Just keep it kinda short. Then just move all your *private* (you know what i mean ) files into the new folder that you have just created. Then after you have moved all your old files into the new folder. Go back to the c:/ drive. (this can be accomplished by going to my computer again and double-clicking your main hard drive.) Then once it is open, goto "Start", "Run", the type in "command" without the quotes. A black ugly box should pop up and now you are going to have to perform the hardest part. (*gasp*)
You are going to have to type in:
rename foldername (hold down alt and enter 255)newname
Here is an example using a folder named private:
rename private (ALT+255)private
Make sure there is a space between rename and foldername and another space between foldername and ALT+255foldername. Those are the only spaces that are supposed be there.
Why do you have to hit ALT+255? Because this is a security hole that makes this whole exploit possible. You know how you can get special characters by typing in ALT + anumber to get different characters. Look, try hitting ALT+ 0169 anywhere you can type text and see what you get. See how you get this character: © ? Pretty kewl huh? See, back in the day of DOS Alt+255 was nothing but a space. But then later on when Windows came out, some programmer someday changed it to where it would give you this character: _ . So you see, Windows is not programmed to see the ALT+255 from the DOS days, so if you name a folder in DOS with ALT+255, windows doesn't know what the hell that is so then it just says that it cannot open that folder. While all your files are safely stored inside. There is no way through windows to access that folder. Now, while no one is looking, you want to regain access to your *private* folder right?
Well you need to go to DOS again ("Start", "Run", type in "command" without the quotes.) and then make sure that you are just in C:\ . If it says something else like C:\windows or something like that then you need to enter the command: CD\ which will take you back to your main hard drive. ) And now you enter:
rename (ALT+255)foldername foldername
Using my example of the folder private you would enter:
rename (ALT+255)private private
You are just renaming it back to normal under DOS. Then you can just exit the DOS window and go through windows to access your *private* folder with your *private* files. (hehehe). Then when you are done looking at your *private* files just repeat the steps you used to make it unaccessible to windows. Cool exploit huh? I think so. I find it useful. Well i'm off to write another tutorial. So laterz.
Written by Cyrus
A member of Area6
I haven't tried it yet, I have had no use for it but maybe one of u would. if any one trys this let me know.
March 3rd, 2002 05:46 AM
im gonna try it right now.
March 3rd, 2002 05:57 AM
March 3rd, 2002 06:11 AM
Someone does not know too much about that, "exploit"
To explain it in depth, in ms-dos you can create file names using its character map, which are almost every alt + "number" association. When you do this, you create a directory which exists in windoze but since windoze does not support the dos character map all symbols, shapes, ect. that were made within a folder name in ms-dos will be viewed as a _ in windoze. With windoze, being as wonderful as it is tries to open the folder named _secret, it does not exist because the _ was just a replacement symbol used because windoze does not know how to show what you typed in dos. So, what you can do is add any character in a folder name in ms-dos including but not limited to ¿ Æ Ã Ä À Á Â . . . ect. And it will only be accesible through dos. Windoze will recognize it partly, as a folder but will not be able to search, open, attribute, anything to that folder. You will only be able to see that folder within the directory in which it is located.
To conclude, alt + 255 has nothing to do with it, and it is not an "exploit" simply a bug.
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March 3rd, 2002 06:15 AM
March 3rd, 2002 06:20 AM
were ya at
Hey DJ were from NC are u at?
March 3rd, 2002 06:28 AM
im from Lexington, what about you?
March 3rd, 2002 06:33 AM
I know were that is, I live in kernersville, near winston
March 20th, 2002 01:52 AM
I don't know if your brothers are as dumb as my parents but I just (and I think this option was in win98 I have win2000 now) goto My Computer>Tools>Folder Options>View>Do Not Show Hidden Files and Folders and then apply that and then go to your folder and right click>Properties>Hidden File. This will hide your files from those who are not computer literate such as my folks. Then to unhide just go and reverse those first steps. Keep the file in the hidden state cuz its not worth it to change it back and forth. I hope you can do this on win98.
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