Sciforums. How do I love thee?

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by invert_nexus, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. water the sea Registered Senior Member

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    Oh, look, it's back!
     
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  3. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    You're up awfully late, Miss Water.
    Can't sleep worrying about the forums?
     
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  5. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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  7. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    Distributed Denial of Service attack. Basically, you have a guy take control of a bunch of computers on the Internet. Then, at roughly the same time the guy tells off of them to flood a specific computer, server, or whatever. This system being attacked cannot handle it and shuts down, crashes, goes slow, or whatever.
     
  8. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    Sciforums was down?

    I mean down not as in "down" but as in down as in rarety.
     
  9. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    why would someone do this to sciforums?
    banned maybe?
    or just a prick that can't get it up and thinks it's everybodys fault?
     
  10. Kat9Lives Registered Senior Member

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    I think Absane had something to do with it???
     
  11. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    this 'guy' you are talking about, can he for example use my machine without me knowing it? i have a direct connection to the web but i also have zone alarm installed. also i have my ethernet card configured to power down when the computer goes on standby.
     
  12. imaplanck. Banned Banned

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    Who ever it is will be back to brag about it wouldn't you say?
     
  13. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    Well SF is on a shared server. The whole server went down, along with every site that calls it home. So any of those sites could have been a target, which affects all the others. The website that was targeted was mysticgaming.net.
     
  14. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    In theory, yes. It happens more than you might think. If the virus is dirtibuted and somehow lands on your computer, it can be told to do a DDoS at 11:00pm, July 28th on Google, for example. Given enough computers, one could take Google down. Likely? No. That is why smaller sites are targeted most often.
     
  15. imaplanck. Banned Banned

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    Oh OK I wasn't paying attention.
     
  16. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    Well Dave says differently. However all we can do is speculate what happened based on what I read on the host's forums. Oh well. Anyway, you get the idea.
     
  17. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    even if i have a firewall?

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    not only that but i also have a hardware nat router with a built-in firewall.
    this really concerns me cause i leave my computer on all the time

    other than disabling or unplugging my ethernet card how can i be sure my computer isn't being used without my permission?
     
  18. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    Keep all of your software up-to-date. Do not run suspicious files. Have a good anti-virus. Don't let stupid people use your computer. Keep the firewall up. And anything else you can think of.

    I do not run a firewall for various reasons. The only firewall I have is my router. I am only concerned about incoming traffic and not outgoing traffic (because I think I do a good job of keeping my system safe... except when I am looking for key generators).
     
  19. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    the only thing i don't have is anti-virus.
    but i do watch what i download and where from.
    and nobody else uses my computer.
    i also have 3 anti-spyware programs and i use all of them.
    i also have all the critical updates to my OS.

    about the key generators.
    absane you are asking for it by downloading from crack sites.
     
  20. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    Yea. I use them because... uh... I lose my serial numbers a lot.


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  21. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    i used to have that problem till i got tired of reformatting my HDD.
    then i discovered something called legit.
    but hey i understand really i do.
    after all, i got some pretty nice 'freeware'

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  22. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    Well I try as hard as possible to get a seriel number before having to resort to a keygen. Butm even if I have to... given enough effort I can get rid of the virus or whatever.

    But, I never said I stole

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    *man.. dodged a bullet there*
     
  23. DJ Erock Resident Skeptic Registered Senior Member

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    I bet it was cool skill that did it. he was all pissed off from the thread where everyone was pointing out that he was an idiot.
     

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