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Re: Slashdot hacked?
From: Danila Wartho <compsecguy () hotmail com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 23:24:38 +0000
To: compsecguy () hotmail com
CC: full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Slashdot hacked?
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 18:23:57 -0400
On Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:47:42 -0000, Compsec Guy said:
What's wrong with Slashdot today?
Oh my ghod, it's full of jews!!
I don't see what the point is in pulling in the Germans in this discussion..
(Hint: Before posting to a worldwide list asking what's wrong with a site,
a few things to check:
0) Wait at least 5-10 minutes to make sure it's not a short-lived issue that
will be fixed before people have a chance to read your mail. Go have a beer,
or a cookie, or something else age-appropriate. It will probably be better by
the time you get back.
The reverse should also apply.Now, did you wait 5-10 minutes to see if it was really hacked?
1) Ask a friend (preferably in another country, or at least a different ISP)
whether they see the issue as well.
I work as a CISSP at an ISP. I know how these things works. You're out of control, man!
2) Describe any steps you've taken to verify the problem isn't at your end.
For instance, if you're using somebody else's wireless connection, maybe this
happened to you: http://www.ex-parrot.com/pete/upside-down-ternet.html
There's no need. As I said, I'm a CISSP.Now you get back to school, seems as if you still got stuff to learn about how
the Internet works.
3) Bill Joy's Law of Demos: "Never precede a demo with anything more
predictive than 'Watch This!'". When reporting a problem, don't do that.
Give at least a rough idea of what you are observing - site times out,
connection refused, connects but no pages returned, all pages have either
goatse or n3td3v pictures on them, etc...
You've got an attitude problem. I'm sorry, but you need help.
For the record, it looks fine from here (at least the front page)
Latest story posted:
Ask Slashdot: How To Vet Clever Ideas Without Giving Them Away? on Thursday July 23, @06:00PM
Posted by timothy on Thursday July 23, @06:00PM
from the don't-clever-ideas-want-to-be-free? dept.
So what do you *think* the problem is?
You tell me.
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