stupid stupid stupid

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by kpg, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. kpg

    kpg Guest

    OK. Someone in our fine organization left the anonymous FTP site open
    over the weekend (I'm not naming names) , and of course some unemployed
    drug ridden teenage euro socialist (I'm assuming) with grims ping or some
    other
    such utility tagged me. So I'm trying to clean up the mess. I can delete
    all those
    evil little files and folders using a combination of DOS wildcards, UNC
    notation
    and the POSIX rm utility except for one. This one (named com6 and buried
    about a gazillion levels down) gives me permission denied. The drive is
    NTFS.
    ChkDsk /f on reboot fixed some stuff, but still no joy. Except for the MSKB
    articles about removing reserved word files there is very little I found
    about the
    subject.

    Is there any hope for me or do I have to live with this stupid directory
    tree until the next re-format?

    --
    kp "I blame MS" g
    kpg, Oct 26, 2004
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  2. kpg

    Consultant Guest

    heh heh


    "kpg" <> wrote in message
    news:OeI8e%...
    > OK. Someone in our fine organization left the anonymous FTP site open
    > over the weekend (I'm not naming names) , and of course some unemployed
    > drug ridden teenage euro socialist (I'm assuming) with grims ping or some
    > other
    > such utility tagged me. So I'm trying to clean up the mess. I can delete
    > all those
    > evil little files and folders using a combination of DOS wildcards, UNC
    > notation
    > and the POSIX rm utility except for one. This one (named com6 and buried
    > about a gazillion levels down) gives me permission denied. The drive is
    > NTFS.
    > ChkDsk /f on reboot fixed some stuff, but still no joy. Except for the
    > MSKB
    > articles about removing reserved word files there is very little I found
    > about the
    > subject.
    >
    > Is there any hope for me or do I have to live with this stupid directory
    > tree until the next re-format?
    >
    > --
    > kp "I blame MS" g
    >
    Consultant, Oct 26, 2004
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  3. kpg

    LnkWizard Guest

    try this site http://download.broadbandmedic.com and download Pocket
    Killbox.
    That helped me find and eliminate some files that were not even visible
    as an admin with show hidden and system files set. These critters were
    invisible to
    everything but the killbox program.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    LnkWizard MCNGP 2^5

    "He who does not test himself is worthless indeed"
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    "kpg" <> wrote in message
    news:OeI8e%...
    > OK. Someone in our fine organization left the anonymous FTP site open
    > over the weekend (I'm not naming names) , and of course some unemployed
    > drug ridden teenage euro socialist (I'm assuming) with grims ping or some
    > other
    > such utility tagged me. So I'm trying to clean up the mess. I can delete
    > all those
    > evil little files and folders using a combination of DOS wildcards, UNC
    > notation
    > and the POSIX rm utility except for one. This one (named com6 and buried
    > about a gazillion levels down) gives me permission denied. The drive is
    > NTFS.
    > ChkDsk /f on reboot fixed some stuff, but still no joy. Except for the

    MSKB
    > articles about removing reserved word files there is very little I found
    > about the
    > subject.
    >
    > Is there any hope for me or do I have to live with this stupid directory
    > tree until the next re-format?
    >
    > --
    > kp "I blame MS" g
    >
    LnkWizard, Oct 26, 2004
    #3
  4. kpg

    kpg Guest

    Yeah, I know. It is pretty funny.

    And it wouldn't be so bad if they had left some decent
    DVD's behind, but just some new age punk music crap.

    kp "I was thinking black market Japanese bondage" g
    kpg, Oct 26, 2004
    #4
  5. kpg

    Consultant Guest

    can you put up a list of mp3's that you have available for us to download,
    thanks

    "kpg" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > Yeah, I know. It is pretty funny.
    >
    > And it wouldn't be so bad if they had left some decent DVD's behind, but
    > just some new age punk music crap.
    >
    > kp "I was thinking black market Japanese bondage" g
    >
    Consultant, Oct 26, 2004
    #5
  6. kpg

    kpg Guest

    It's not funny anymore.
    kpg, Oct 26, 2004
    #6
  7. kpg

    Consultant Guest

    ok, then just send me the list, no need to post it up here

    "kpg" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > It's not funny anymore.
    >
    Consultant, Oct 26, 2004
    #7
  8. kpg

    molsonexpert Guest

    "kpg" <> wrote in message
    news:OeI8e#...
    > OK. Someone in our fine organization left the anonymous FTP site open
    > over the weekend (I'm not naming names) , and of course some unemployed
    > drug ridden teenage euro socialist (I'm assuming) with grims ping or some
    > other
    > such utility tagged me. So I'm trying to clean up the mess. I can delete
    > all those
    > evil little files and folders using a combination of DOS wildcards, UNC
    > notation
    > and the POSIX rm utility except for one. This one (named com6 and buried
    > about a gazillion levels down) gives me permission denied. The drive is
    > NTFS.
    > ChkDsk /f on reboot fixed some stuff, but still no joy. Except for the

    MSKB
    > articles about removing reserved word files there is very little I found
    > about the
    > subject.
    >
    > Is there any hope for me or do I have to live with this stupid directory
    > tree until the next re-format?
    >
    > --
    > kp "I blame MS" g
    >


    A little of topic, but relevant to security: a university in Ontario got
    hacked recently, and the hacker was able to record user's keystrokes for
    later use. User info, passwords, bank account numbers, payroll info, all
    compromised. The administrator (obviously non-IT) said this: "We do what
    everybody else does when it comes to computer security, but whoever it was
    still broke in. I'm shocked". This went on unchecked for 7 months. So who's
    to blame, the doofus admin without a clue, or his IT staff, who failed
    miserably (I'd like to think they were contrained by budgeting, but it still
    isn't an excuse) and gave the admin a false sense of security (pun
    intended)? "We do what everybody else does..." is a classic.

    steve.
    molsonexpert, Oct 26, 2004
    #8
  9. kpg

    Mostro Guest

    do a serach on the knowledge base (MS), there is a procedure for deleteing
    those files, I have done it before


    "kpg" <> wrote in message
    news:OeI8e%...
    > OK. Someone in our fine organization left the anonymous FTP site open
    > over the weekend (I'm not naming names) , and of course some unemployed
    > drug ridden teenage euro socialist (I'm assuming) with grims ping or some
    > other
    > such utility tagged me. So I'm trying to clean up the mess. I can delete
    > all those
    > evil little files and folders using a combination of DOS wildcards, UNC
    > notation
    > and the POSIX rm utility except for one. This one (named com6 and buried
    > about a gazillion levels down) gives me permission denied. The drive is
    > NTFS.
    > ChkDsk /f on reboot fixed some stuff, but still no joy. Except for the
    > MSKB
    > articles about removing reserved word files there is very little I found
    > about the
    > subject.
    >
    > Is there any hope for me or do I have to live with this stupid directory
    > tree until the next re-format?
    >
    > --
    > kp "I blame MS" g
    >
    Mostro, Oct 26, 2004
    #9
  10. kpg

    Dragon Guest

    For most companies "We do what everybody else does..." means, we care a lot
    for security but we rather buy a shiny new wireless PDA for our execs than
    spending a small percentage of that for our system security.


    >>

    >
    > A little of topic, but relevant to security: a university in Ontario got
    > hacked recently, and the hacker was able to record user's keystrokes for
    > later use. User info, passwords, bank account numbers, payroll info, all
    > compromised. The administrator (obviously non-IT) said this: "We do what
    > everybody else does when it comes to computer security, but whoever it was
    > still broke in. I'm shocked". This went on unchecked for 7 months. So
    > who's
    > to blame, the doofus admin without a clue, or his IT staff, who failed
    > miserably (I'd like to think they were contrained by budgeting, but it
    > still
    > isn't an excuse) and gave the admin a false sense of security (pun
    > intended)? "We do what everybody else does..." is a classic.
    >
    > steve.
    >
    >
    Dragon, Oct 26, 2004
    #10
  11. kpg

    kpg Guest

    "LnkWizard" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > try this site http://download.broadbandmedic.com and download Pocket
    > Killbox.
    > That helped me find and eliminate some files that were not even visible
    > as an admin with show hidden and system files set. These critters were
    > invisible to everything but the killbox program.


    Thanks.

    Killbox was able to traverse below the offensive folder
    and I was able to delete the lowest level folder (with
    the stuff) but not the rest of the dir structure.

    However this tool:

    http://www.deletefxpfiles.com/

    is great. It was able to delete everything and was very
    easy to use. I used the free (unregistered) version and
    had no problem. I highly recommend it to any one dumb
    enough to leave your FTP site open.

    kp "free at last" g
    kpg, Oct 26, 2004
    #11
  12. kpg

    Rowdy Yates Guest

    Dragon wrote:
    > For most companies "We do what everybody else does..." means, we care a lot
    > for security but we rather buy a shiny new wireless PDA for our execs than
    > spending a small percentage of that for our system security.


    my favorite quote:

    "If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, then you will be
    hacked. What's more, you deserve to be hacked." Richard Clarke

    hard to believe how true this is.

    he .. he ..

    --
    Rowdy Yates, MCNGP #39
    http://www.mcngp.com/
    "Do you smell that? I think is't Albanian Goat Smegma! Who wants some?"
    Rowdy Yates, Oct 26, 2004
    #12
  13. kpg

    T-Bone Guest

    "kpg" <> wrote
    > Is there any hope for me or do I have to live with this stupid directory
    > tree until the next re-format?


    That happened to us once and IIRC I was able to fix it from a command prompt
    by using the 8.3 file names.

    T-Bone
    MCNGP XL
    T-Bone, Oct 26, 2004
    #13
  14. Actually it is funny that you/your company has a bunch of morons that can not
    secure the network properly.

    "kpg" wrote:

    > It's not funny anymore.
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?U3RldmU=?=, Oct 26, 2004
    #14
  15. kpg

    kpg Guest

    "Steve" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    ># Name-Host Conflict: file://c:\temp\151173.htm (10/26/2004 12:07:36 PM) #
    > Actually it is funny that you/your company has a bunch of morons that can
    > not
    > secure the network properly.


    Now that IS funny!

    --
    kpg A+ MCP MCNGP 0x22
    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance
    Will Durant
    kpg, Oct 26, 2004
    #15
  16. kpg

    Neil Guest

    incase you missed it "molsonexpert" <> said in
    news::

    > a university in Ontario got
    > hacked recently


    ummmm...we all know someone who works at a University in Ontario...

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    the "curious" hair on the soap of society
    Neil, Oct 27, 2004
    #16
  17. In article <OeI8e#>,
    says...
    > OK. Someone in our fine organization left the anonymous FTP site open
    > over the weekend (I'm not naming names) , and of course some unemployed
    > drug ridden teenage euro socialist (I'm assuming) with grims ping or some
    > other
    > such utility tagged me. So I'm trying to clean up the mess. I can delete
    > all those
    > evil little files and folders using a combination of DOS wildcards, UNC
    > notation
    > and the POSIX rm utility except for one. This one (named com6 and buried
    > about a gazillion levels down) gives me permission denied. The drive is
    > NTFS.
    > ChkDsk /f on reboot fixed some stuff, but still no joy. Except for the MSKB
    > articles about removing reserved word files there is very little I found
    > about the
    > subject.
    >
    > Is there any hope for me or do I have to live with this stupid directory
    > tree until the next re-format?
    >
    >

    Rule #1 for a compromised server: Rebuild.

    Laura
    Laura A. Robinson, Oct 28, 2004
    #17
  18. kpg

    T-Bone Guest

    "kpg" <> wrote
    > OK. Someone in our fine organization left the anonymous FTP site open
    > over the weekend (I'm not naming names) , and of course some unemployed
    > drug ridden teenage euro socialist (I'm assuming) with grims ping or some
    > other such utility tagged me.


    For the record, we just had a similar incident here (PHB left the FTP
    service running). There were several directories created with the name like
    "LPT1<space>" I was able to find the name of the top level directory using
    DIR /x from an NT command prompt. Then I used RD <8.3 directory name> /S to
    kill the whole directory.

    Sorry to revive an old topic, just wanted to have a solution posted for the
    archives.

    T-Bone
    MCNGP XL
    Better late than never
    T-Bone, Nov 26, 2004
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