[SpamCop-Geeks] Re: How to handle viral email
jg at coks.net
Wed Dec 28 10:07:02 EST 2005
On 12/28/2005 3:16 AM Mike Easter scribbled:
>>Is that cracker as in software lingo or cracker as in food?
> Cracker as in probing the IP looking for vulnerabilities, which was
> described in my preceding par. The netbios is such a vulnerability
> which gives you a peek into the other system, and it is so exploitable
> that the unnamed^1 pchelp guy made a little .bat file to get a netbios
> name table, perhaps the mac address, and maybe the resources shared by
> the machine.
Thats what I thought. I've looked into that .bat file a while ago, but
it seems to be W98 only and looks to be over 3 yrs old.
> So, if you were using such a trace.bat file, you would be wearing your
> cracker suit, but you would just be a 'baby' cracker or wearing a baby
> cracker 'suit' -- worse than a script kiddie. Baby crackers and script
> kiddies are considered fair game to be eaten alive by advanced crackers.
> ^1 he is anonymous but with picture and general geographical area at his
> website^2, but elsewhere^3 I've heard his name is Keith Little
> ^2 http://www.pc-help.org/trace.htm PCHelp's Network Tracer
> ^3 http://www.saltmeadow.com/privacy/tr.html Find out who's at the other
> end of your line, with Network Tracer
Thanks for that little tour - the PC Help guy seems to have seen better
days. Bit fiesty I'd say...
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