Broadsides to the Script Kiddies
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Afternoon watch, 4 bells (2:05 pm)

Today I fired off a broadside blast against some annoying script kiddies that have been defacing a vBulletin site I have the unfortunate misery to manage. I finally tracked their crack down to a PHP file that was uploaded under a previously vulnerable version. I had no idea it was there, but these evil files kept showing up despite my keeping the software updated.

These people are not hackers, but tiny-minded people trying to up search engine results and send out spam. If you want to know what a real hacker is, read 2600 Magazine.

Anyway, I deleted their exploit, then realized I was missing an opportunity, and replaced the page with this:
Middle finger cat

Now if they ever come from an un-banned IP address (yeah, I shut them out, and the rest of their ISP's network, too!), that's all they're going to get…

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3 Responses to “Broadsides to the Script Kiddies”

  1. Scurvy Jake says:

    Things got worse, and today I banned every IP address not in the US or a select few other countries in which we do business.

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