|Comments on Monday 13 August 2001:|
|More tales of hax0ring, children. I'm sure you're all very excited by it. Because it's not boring to hear about other people's computer woes.|
Those of you who've been following my exploits will remember that ravenblack.net was rooted a scant week ago due to a user getting their password taken from their keystrokes. After setting up with a different operating system, my wife then proceeded to negate all the extra security by giving the root password to the one of her stupid friends that I most object to.
The other day, ravenblack.net suspiciously stopped responding. It was during a storm, we thought it was a power glitch. Next day, it was working again, and the logs said no reboots had occurred. The logs also showed no gaps in service, despite (to our perception) an approximately three hour silence.
All very suspicious, of course. The lady, in a (futile) attempt to assuage my objections to Mr Stupid having root, told him how to better secure his box, which he did. He then reinstalled, without doing any sort of securing, thus making her explanation a waste of her time, and, of course, probably giving both his password and the root password to our pet hax0r.
The good thing about this recurrence is that, because I predicted that it would happen exactly this way, the lady will listen to me next time. Like she doesn't when I point out things in the past that she's repeating. (She says 'Grarh' about my mentioning this.) [04:16]