Hackers

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by Jimbob1989, Dec 30, 2004.

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  1. Jimbob1989

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    Seem to have had a hacker connect to my pc when I turned the firewall off just for a few moments, don't seem to have made any damage. I've scanned for viruses, spyware and so on and found nothing. Wasn't around at the time so I could do with going through all the logs :mad:

    Just turned the firewall back on.

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  2. nadirah

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    Why did you turn your firewall OFF!? Are you out of your mind!? :eek:
     
  3. Jimbob1989

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    I am behind a hardware router but I needed to turn the software router off as it was causing problems with certain applications.

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    At leat I'm assuming I have had a hacker, certain obvious changes have been made to my desktop, but it appears nothing that can't be fixed. Might be worth doiing a system recovery.

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  5. Cochise

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    Maybe it was a 'Cacker' Jimbob......(thats the same as Hacker only messier)... :D
    I can't believe a Guru like yourself dropped your guard............

    Cochise, :cool:
     
  6. Jimbob1989

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    I do know the difference between white hat and black hat, most people refer to the two with the same name though now. Just makes things easier.

    I was behind a hardware firewall and the software firewall was not off for that long. I'm assuming this is not the average newbie as they got past a hardware firewall.

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    Methinks that it might have been Lizzie Borden. After she got thru w/Ma and Pa things got a little slow. She was quite a hacker in her time.

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  8. Jimbob1989

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    I've had a few problems finding a software firewall which will work with my wireless network, so sometimes I have to switch off the software firewall and rely on the hardware firewall. However, I have just installed a new firewall which seems to work ok with my setup and its a nice firewall.

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    I don't think they were hackers or cackers......But they may well have been Quackers!
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    White hat quacker or black hat quacker?

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    10 signs co-worker is a computer hacker.

    1)You ticked him off once and your next phone bill was for $20,000.

    2)He's won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes 3 years running.

    3)When asked for his phone number, he gives it in hex.

    4)Seems strangely calm whenever the office LAN goes down.

    5)Somehow gets HBO on his PC at work.

    6)Mumbled, "Oh, puh-leeez" 95 times during the movie "The Net".

    7)Massive RRSP contribution made in half-cent increments.

    8 ) Video dating profile lists "public-key encryption" among turn-ons.

    9)When his computer starts up, you hear, "Good Morning, Mr. President".

    10)You hear him murmur, "Let's see you use that Visa card now, dumbass."
     
  13. Rita

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    Good one Jimbob :D
     
  14. nadirah

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    LOL!!!
     
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    Hi, nadirah

    Why does spyware spread so fast? Most computer users just surf the internet and click on anything they see, without thinking of the consequences.

    That make them Quckers ;) [Sitting ducks]

    Take Care,
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  16. Blackspear

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    From what I remember you are sitting behind a Netgear NAT router, it is highly unlikely that you have been hacked while using a NAT router. The software firewall is mainly there for outbound internet access, a visual alert for programs trying to access the internet from your PC. You can always try Port Explorer from DCS to see what open ports you have, and run a check through www.grc.com

    Cheers

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