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Protecting from experienced hacker
#9571 06/12/06 09:27 AM
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I am an extreme newbie who has quite a quandry. I am currently being pestered by someone who is apparently rather well versed in hacking and have no idea how to protect myself against it (I only recently figured out how to locate IP addresses in ways other than email). Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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#9572 06/12/06 04:00 PM
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Welp, first of all, in this day and age of clueless users and net savy dorks, it is quite easy to appear to be well versed in Hacking. That doesn't mean you should live in fear of any [censored] well versed in keyboard-fu.

Some simple questions before we get on to the technical goobity gook. First of all, who is this person that is pestering you? What is there motivation for pestering you? What makes you think he is a hacker? Does he say hacker or [email protected]? The prime step in defending yourself is know thine enemy.

Also it would be really helpful if you let us know as much about your setup as possible. This will help us identitfy any significant flaws or exploit goodness. How do you connect through the Internet? Do you have more then one computer on said connection? Do these computers tie into a router (brand is helpful) or a switch? Is your operating system uptodate? and finally, what steps have you taken to protect yourself online?


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#9573 06/21/06 02:54 PM
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Well I guess that "someone who is apparently rather well versed in hacking" finally took this guy out...


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Re: Protecting from experienced hacker
Gremelin #41223 11/25/06 04:28 PM
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Yea i'm a noob to

I've got the same problem as Xtrmnwb... thing is that the "hacker isn't realy making it. i got 4 intrusion attempts in 20 min. (firewall blocked them).

i got his IP number and traced it down to an adress...is there any way to get a name...cuz the guy is from sweden to. So probably some nerd from school =D...i wanna...confront him laugh

Help greatly appreciated

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Anarchos #41329 01/15/07 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Anarchos

I've got the same problem as Xtrmnwb... thing is that the "hacker isn't realy making it. i got 4 intrusion attempts in 20 min. (firewall blocked them)


You can get intrusion attempts from random things, not just hackers.


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