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Old 05-01-2006, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My site was hacked

Apparently someone got into my gallery script, and used it to commit credit card fraud.. don't ask me how, I have no idea how that even works.. but I got an email from ebay saying this was taking place and that I should take action right away..

Well anyway as of yet this only means I loose my gallery and my site aswell as all sites hosted by the server are down untill tomorrow.

Hopefully this wont develop into anything bigger
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that. Is this your ebay store that got hacked? You would think that ebay would have better security but then again, nothing is 100% effective......
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you have any evidence of it apart from the email from eBay? If not, are you sure that email isn't phishing?
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Please verify that it is eBay - you might be getting phished!!!!!
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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When I back from the movies today friend Bastiaan, who hosts my site, dropped a message on my msn, saying my site got hacked, and the server has been taken down because of it.
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This happened to me a couple of years ago - I had noticed a sudden *massive* increase in hits, all from a website that didn't seem to link to mine - I figured it was some kid trying to boost his site-status by doing lots of referral spamming and so didn't give it much thought. Then, months and months later, I tried to get onto my site and it was down - I called the provider who accused me of phishing and said that due to misuse, they'd taken my site down at the request of the police and their various policies.

I don't know what happened, but I guess that the massive load of hits was some automated crack attempt, trying to break into the portion of my site that ran scripts, once a password with rights was found, they loaded up a fake banking site, and then had a bunch of spam sent out, asking people to fill in their credit card details - you know, the usual scheme.

Anyway, the moral of the story is, I guess, if you have access, or are responsible for a site that is open to the internet, make sure that any usernames and passwords are strongly secure - mixes of letters, numbers and 'other' characters. It took about 3-4 months for them to break my password on my site - but it was a simple one - with properly secure password, it could take years and years.
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Old 05-14-2006, 02:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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With a real proper password they won't be able to crack it for hundreds of years.
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Old 05-14-2006, 02:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That's an absolutely ridiculous assumption. Fifteen digit alphanumeric randomized passwords nonwithstanding, there are hundreds of exploits for common web software that don't involve brute-force hacking of a password at all.

Just because you have a good password doesn't make you immune for "hundreds of years."
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Old 05-14-2006, 05:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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So then, what do you recommend?
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Old 05-14-2006, 08:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Jinn, yotta: Two words: Rainbow Tables.

MikeSty: Make your password a combination of lower, uppercase letters, punctuation and numerals. You can only go so far, but the longer the password, the better.
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Not to mention log in attempts by IP address.
Still isn't fool proof but will slow the process.
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Amen trache

Yotta:

Quote:
charset [ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789!@#$%^&*()-_+= ]
keyspace 915358891407 (2^39.7)
table size 24 GB
success probability 0.99909
This table set is capable of cracking windows password(up to 14 characters) of charset "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789!@#$%^&*()-_+= " in a few minutes, with the success rate 99.91%.
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