View Full Version : Tal, we lost your bot for you
Sat, 31st Aug '02, 1:40pm
So sorry Tal but it seems that dear Mystra has dissappeared from chat.
It also seems that someone was controlling Mystra some time before that, was that you?
Edit: Mystra came back to us! Horray!
[ August 31, 2002, 13:42: Message edited by: zaknafein ]
Sat, 31st Aug '02, 1:58pm
Tal, you know that last night Mystra greeted me with Lusk's infoline:
[Extremist]He drives tractors.
Also, X666X says that about a week ago he felt that someone else is logged as Mystra (lag and odd responses).
Tal, change Mystra's NickServ password, now!
Sat, 31st Aug '02, 2:28pm
yep, Mystra is acting strange.
2 days ago, she suddenly participated in the conversation, I thought it was Shralp (sorry, Shralp) but apparently there's something else going on. ah, I see it was just me and my paranoia :shake:
[ August 31, 2002, 16:32: Message edited by: Uytuun ]
Sat, 31st Aug '02, 3:29pm
I detected a WAY LONG lag about a week ago; then tree days earlier got myself banned on purpose using my nick X666X ( :D Sorry guys, was for a good cause though :D -PLEASE, Herf, Gopher and the rest, give me a break, I was just testing the responses; seoius man!-).
Let me tell you that Mystra didn't even gave me one random response out good subjects directed to me and bad subjects directed the the rest.
AND today Zaknafein has told me Mystra went offline.
I know about C, Assembler and Basic a little and want to give my opinion on this (then again, I could be wrong...)
I think someone managged do download your cab file and hacked you server to access your files to download them; then cracked your password inserted a few lines and uploaded the code again as the original and has had access to the console, not just the common commands and has managed to intercept the channels.
Sat, 31st Aug '02, 3:53pm
Just to add... I don't know on what Mystra is working, but the thing like he just posted was used to hack UNIX web servers. A simplified explanation: you start a script/session which must use root level (for example - printing), then you break it which leaves you once granted root access and then you recompile anything to allow you to log in as admin through a backdoor. And you don't even need a root password!
These things were safety problem of old UNIX versions, but are now removed. Tal, if it wasn't you who controlled Mystra, check if it's being messed with and if it is, recompile it!
Sat, 31st Aug '02, 4:12pm
Lol Extremist, I told you in the chat that that was Herf. You obviously weren't paying attention :p
Sat, 31st Aug '02, 4:12pm
This is where I come in and break all the conspiracy theories... Any op can talk through the bot or make it act, provided they know how to do it via the party line. In this case, it was Herf. He's even responsible for your fake infoline Ex. I haven't realized he played with the bot so extensively though, so I'm putting a ban on that kind of bot use starting immediately.
Btw, chatroom is covered in SS as well, so I'm moving this topic.
Sat, 31st Aug '02, 4:26pm
Well, I didn't know that. Sorry for being ignorant. But the imposter is now, I hope, over with!
[ August 31, 2002, 16:26: Message edited by: Extremist ]
Sun, 1st Sep '02, 8:42am
Herf told us it wasn't him! Liar!
Sun, 1st Sep '02, 8:48am
This is an issue slightly related, :
AOL has been banned from the chat, because some ass got around his ban ...