November 5th, 2007, 08:44 AM
You said it stood for point of concept in an earlier post - make your mind up dood.
That is what it stands for
Not really oofki, like I said:
the point of the term people can release code to exploit software and claim it to be for educational purposes only
PoC has nothing to do with the code being for educational purposes, malicious purposes or downright illegal purposes. The clue is in the words Proof of Concept
if you don't understand the acronym, then don't use it or involve yourself in conversations about it
Loosely speaking if you are proving a concept it means you are tyring to do something that no one has done before, as otherwise the concept would have already been proven. Therefore if I release a program that preforms a VNC dictionary attack I am not proving any concept (other than if my code works but that is using PoC in a different context), as someone has already proven this concept a long time ago.
In very general terms - If I find a flaw that can be exploited in VNC that no one else knows about or has discovered before, that I have could have a PoC exploit. If I then code an app that exploits this bug then I will have released a PoC attack - if 5 years later someone releases a program that does they same thing for educational purposes, then this is not a PoC attack as I would have already proven the concept 5 years previously.
So my original point which went over your head and does not even seem relevant anymore, was that the OP can't release a PoC attack that preforms a dictionary attack against VNC.
Last edited by Nokia; November 5th, 2007 at 08:48 AM.
November 5th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Now, now Nokia:
Originally Posted by Nokia
Don't you know it's Extremely l337 to use acronyms?
My favorites are MGD, THC, LSD, and HCl (for the enemies)
November 5th, 2007, 04:51 PM
I love acronyms
Some of my favs
How people treat you is their karma- how you react is yours-Wayne Dyer
November 5th, 2007, 05:23 PM
The LART manual page.
Written by Tim Bandy < timn8r[at]risk.cs.umn.edu >
LART(1M) MISC. REFERENCE MANUAL PAGES LART(1M) NAME lart - Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool - use a lart to adjust lusers' attitudes
SYNOPSIS lart [ -use tool ] [ -bBfFgklp ] <lusername>
DESCRIPTION lart adjusts the attitudes of those pesky, clueless people who rely upon their admins for everything from picking their mice off of the floor to turning on their monitors; namely, the luser(8). Running lart with the appropriate arguments will cause the specified luser to run away screaming in agony. Alternatively, you can make the luser buy you a beer, after killing all of their processes.
OPTIONS -use tool Choose your weapon. If this option is not specified, the enviroment variable LART is used. If neither is set, a default value will be used, which is set at compile time
-b Used to increase the size of your lart
-B The BOFH option. Removes a users files and kills all their processes. If used in conjunction with -p this will also cause syslog to make entries proving that <lusername> was the second gunman behind the grassy knoll
-f Only fake luser's attitude readjustment session. Provided primarily for testing purposes. Mutually exclusive with -B
-F fsck <lusername> as a raw device. Note that this option has not been tested, as it is rather difficult to find volunteers
-g Graphic violence. Uses curses to monitor <lusername> during the beating.
-k Kill. A rather permanent option, and as such is not highly recommended. Can only be invoked once per <lusername>
-p See -B
SEE ALSO sysadmin(1), guru(8), luser(8)
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