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RootPrompt.org: Cracked! Part 6: Talking with the Enemy

Jun 29, 2000, 13:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Noel)

[ Thanks to Noel for this link. ]

"Soon after rebuilding the system I started talking to someone on IRC that identified themselves as the person that had cracked our system. He was connecting from the same places that the cracker had been coming from and seemed to know things that only the cracker would have known, so I decided to take him at face value. Over the first couple of weeks we talked about a variety of subjects. I have selected some of the most interesting bits and grouped them together to give an idea of the flavor of the conversations. It was an interesting window into the mind of someone living a very different life."

"He did not say very much about cracking us. Perhaps he was not sure of how much we knew and was trying to not let anything out. He did say things like he had cracked us for six months and that we were a bunch of lamers. He said that he had been aware that we had noticed him and had just decided not to do anything."

"...He continually tried to get me to tell him some detail about how the system had been rebuilt and how it was now set up. I did my best to avoid discussing the technical details of the system because I did not want to provide any help when and if he tried to crack us again. This may have been security through obscurity but I wanted it to be as hard as I could make it. To secure it as much as I could and make it harder to find any holes we might have missed."

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